On Elections and Welfare, the Integrity Consensus Is Dead

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When the Texas Legislature took up an election integrity bill that mostly restored the pre-pandemic status quo, Democratic legislators fled the state to deny a quorum. When Georgia passed a bill with modest election integrity reforms supported by a majority of black Georgians, the Biden administration sued the state, citing discrimination.

If requiring voters to have photo ID, expanding weekend voting, and preventing ballot drop box tampering inspires sit-ins, walk-outs, and meltdowns, just wait until they find out what Tennessee, Virginia, Arkansas, Missouri, and South Dakota have been doing for years.

These states, and others, do the unthinkable — they check the eligibility of food stamp applicants before enrollment. Shocking, right?