Elon Musk Advocates for Voter ID in Every State, Criticizes Absence of ID and Mail-in Voting as ‘Absurd’

Elon Musk, CEO of X, has been vocal about his views on voter ID laws, advocating for stricter laws to prevent potential voter fraud. He suggested that voter ID requirements should be in place for all 50 states in the upcoming 2024 election. Musk criticized the lack of voter ID requirements in some states and the expansion of mail-in ballots as an “insane” system. He also expressed his support for in-person voting and government-issued ID requirements, comparing it to the need for identification in other aspects of life, such as buying beer or watching an R-rated movie.

Musk pointed out that elections and ballot counting could be conducted in a shorter time frame, emphasizing that if elections are open for 16 hours, essentially everyone can vote. He also addressed arguments that voter ID laws can disproportionately affect minority and low-income voters, refuting claims that obtaining identification is impossible for certain groups. Musk also criticized the inconsistency in demands for identification, highlighting that the same people who claimed voter ID requirements were racist also demanded vaccine IDs during the pandemic.

He advocated for the elimination of early voting, the reservation of mail-in ballots for rare circumstances, and the regulation of extended voting times. Musk described the current electoral process as “insane” and urged for changes to improve the system.