NYC Mayor De Blasio: We Have a Democracy Problem in America (VIDEO)
Far left New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio went on Face the Nation Sunday to complain about democracy in America.
DeBlasio and Democrats want to do away with voter ID laws. It’s much harder to cheat when you are required to show an identification when voting.
Even UN monitors are baffled to find the US does not require ID’s to vote.
DeBlasio believes showing an ID to vote is bad for democracy.
The Hill reported:
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) said on Sunday that Americans would benefit from reformed national voting laws.
“We have a democracy problem,” de Blasio told host John Dickerson on CBS’s “Face the Nation.”
“Our elections are governed by state law and for a long time I’ve believed we need to make a fundamental series of reforms,” he said.
“Let’s face it, a lot of the people in the political class have tried to discourage voter involvement and a lot of incumbents prefer a very small electorate,” he added.
De Blasio said he disagrees with Gov. Chris Christie (R-N.J.) that states were the best arbiter for implementing their own voting rules.
Christie, a possible 2016 candidate, sparred with Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton over New Jersey’s voting regulations on Thursday.
“Look, I think what Governor Christie is saying distracts from the core point of the dialogue we have to have,” de Blasio said on Sunday.
“Secretary Clinton put forward a notion we need a national strategy to energize voting again, to get people involved,” he said. “Obviously, to address the many efforts made by Republicans to repress voter involvement.”
“And I think Governor Christie should speak to the proposal rather than just attacking her personally,” de Blasio added.
Only 24% of registered voters turned out to vote in 2013 when De Blasio was elected mayor.