WASHINGTON, D.C. - Democrats in Congress have just confirmed their commitment to safeguarding America's elections from any attempts to defraud the system, unless those safeguards involve some form of voter identification requirement.
Concerned about the influence of Russian bots and others who may act like American citizens to dishonestly manipulate the ballot box, Democrats insisted the government make every effort to protect the election process from fraud, short of requiring voters to provide proof they are who they say they are.
"We must ensure that every American citizen is fairly represented at the polls," Representative Nancy Pelosi told reporters. "Unless, of course, that means they have to present some form of easily obtainable identification when they show up to vote."
"That simply goes too far," she added.
At publishing time, they had also stated they were firmly committed to the security of the nation, unless that involved enforcing immigration laws and border security.