Four years ago, then-Attorney General Eric Holder dismissed calls for voter ID laws by saying this:
ARI MELBER, MSNBC: When some Republicans say that voter identification is for election integrity and thus is different than the history of racial discrimination we have seen in this country, they may be of good faith but you think they are wrong.
ATTORNEY GENERAL ERIC HOLDER: Yes. There are some, I think, who are coming from a good-faith perspective, but I think many are using it for partisan advantage. The reality is that all of the studies show that this whole question of ballot integrity, in-person voter fraud, simply does not exist to the extent that would warrant these kinds of measures. We had the commission that the president appointed just yesterday and they indicated this was not a significant — not a significant problem.
Fast-forward the tape to this week:
Federal voting fraud charges were filed in Wilmington, N.C., Friday against 19 foreign nationals who allegedly voted in the 2016 election. A 20th person was charged with aiding and abetting one of the 19 in falsely claiming U.S. citizenship in order to register to vote.
The 19 were from Mexico, the Dominican Republic, Nigeria, the Philippines, Panama, Grenada, Guyana, Japan, El Salvador, Italy, Haiti, Korea, Germany and Poland. They ranged in age from 26 to 71.
Nine of the defendants were charged with making a false claim of citizenship in order to register to vote. Eight were charged with “voting by an alien.”
And of course the Democrats’ opposition to confirming via ID that every voter is legally allowed to cast a ballot is made even more comical in light of all their claims of Russian meddling.