As lawmakers in the DMV consider mandating vaccine passports, a new senate bill would require them to also make voters prove who they are when they vote.
The legislation is the idea of Republican Sen. Kevin Cramer of North Dakota who says if a state forces people to prove their vaccination status, they should also have to prove who they are when they go to vote.
Sen. Cramer says he wants to point out the hypocrisy in Democrats who support vaccine passports but oppose voter IDs.
"It seems just logical that if I had to show Bill Deblasio something that’s personal and private just to have a steak dinner in New York City, the least he should do is require people to prove they are who they say they are before they take on the very important responsibility of voting," says Sen. Cramer.
Incoming Virginia Attorney General Jason Miayes tells FOX 5 he supports the idea.
"The standard should be easy to vote and hard to cheat," he says. "I think we all should have an interest in making sure that we trust our election system and voter ID is a very simple safe way to do that."
The White House has not endorsed a national vaccine passport. D.C. is considering the idea and last week, Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott discussed a region passport with leaders from Anne Arundel, Frederick, Montgomery and Prince George's Counties.
Virginia Governor-elect Glenn Youngkin says he would block vaccine passports. Virginia is also the only jurisdiction in the DMV that asks people to show ID before they vote.
Sen. Cramer admits his bill tying vaccine passports to voter ID has a tough road, but he says he does hope the bill highlights important points in the voter ID debate.
From 20 January the basic Green Pass will be needed to access hairdressers and beauticians, while from 1 February it will be required to enter banks, post offices, non-essential shops and shopping malls.
Washington D.C., order from the Mayor not to leave your home without proof of vax!
Speaking of the US, most blue districts are in some sort of competition to see who can impose the most Gestapo measures upon their citizens. I’m still waiting for the following announcement:It’s gonna happen everywhere, isn’t it..
Oh it's a ''super'' green pass now.In Italy, will be required:
Italy's latest covid restrictions come into force on 10 January with the government expanding the scope of the Super Green Pass to include public transport.www.wantedinrome.com
What they do is they wait til the gofers are damaged enough to have served their purpose, then to be replaced by the next.In the UK, I think if/when Boris goes, the next guy will introduce it quickly.
He will come in saying 'The last PM took covid lightly. I won't be making that mistake...' etc...
For this reason, I hope Boris clings on. I don't like the guy but I think he and the libertarians in the conservative party are the reasons we don't look more like France or Germany right now.