Instacart Attacked Georgia’s Voter ID Law But Requires Its Own Shoppers To Provide ID

Two hundred companies signed off on a letter last week to condemn the new Georgia election bill, which notably requires identification for voter absentee ballots. Among the signees was the founder and CEO of food-delivery service Instacart, Apoorva Mehta.

“We believe every American should have a voice in our democracy and that voting should be safe and accessible to all voters,” the statement said. “There are hundreds of bills threatening to make voting more difficult in dozens of states nationwide. We call on elected leaders in every state capitol and in Congress to work across the aisle and ensure that every eligible American has the freedom to easily cast their ballot and participate fully in our democracy.”

While Instacart joined the group of virtue-signaling executives, the company neglects that it mandates all shoppers who deliver groceries to demonstrate photo and facial identification to participate in the gig economy.

According to the company’s website, “the first thing you’ll need to have on-hand” to become an Instacart shopper is “the details of your driver’s license.” Furthermore, applicants must provide their social security number information to get to the next step of inputting their bank information. Additionally, a shopper must undergo a background check that will take up to 10 business days to be cleared to be a contractor. Even after providing this information, a shopper must center their face on the application and be confirmed to shop on a daily or weekly basis.

Nevertheless, Instacart has seemingly taken issue with a bill that both mandates voter ID for absentee ballots and institutes an 11-day deadline for requesting an absentee before election day. Instacart has placed itself on the side that prefers an “election season,” which Democrats have sought.

The hypocrisy here is only worsened by the fact that the company wishes to make shoppers wait up to 10 days to begin working, while implying in its condemnation of the bill that 11 days is far too short for a contractor to have to request an absentee ballot. Why should there be any window, any background check, or any mandate for its employees to prove ID if Instacart takes issue with a bill to do exactly what it is doing (for something far less consequential)?

In truth, one should need to demonstrate ID to both work at Instacart and vote in an election, but these companies are too beholden to left-wing activists, and thus have lost any shred of credibility to comment on the issues of the day.

Instacart did not immediately respond to a request for comment by The Federalist.


The Gentleman’s Guide To A (Tough But Also Sensitive) Classic Daiquiri

I know the feeling, fam. Week’s done, no pool, hotter than a $2 pistol and you’re feeling thirsty. Maybe somethin’ fruity, you think, but you just don’t need to hear it from the boys today, so you’re in a real quagmire. Until now. Because here at The Federalist, I got you. Who’s your boy?

It’s simple, right? All you need is a lime, some sugar, and a little aged rum (that’s the brown stuff, not the black heavy-syrup stuff). I went with a solid — the Ron Zacapa 23 Gran Reserva right out of Guatemala. It’s a blend of different aged rums, from six years old to probably-not-a-lot of some 23-year old juice. A bottle will run you between $35 and $50, depending on your state, unless you get it for free from your boy for spending your Friday filming cocktail videos.

So here goes. This is how you make the classic daiquiri, as manly a fruit drink as you’re going to find this side of a skull-shaped tiki bar.

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Simple right? Goes by fast, though, I know. So if you need a rewind, check it:

1.5 oz. aged rum
1/2 a lime (or more, to taste)
1 tsp. sugar

How To Boss

Combine ingredients in your glass or shaker.

Stir if in glass, shake over ice if you prefer it up.

Pour it over ice or pour it straight into your cocktail glass.

Crush, bask in you increased confidence wit.

Repeat. Within reason.

Video by Christopher Bedford and Emily Jashinsky