Texas voter ID laws were upheld by the Supreme Court Saturday morning.
CBS news radio reported from court documents that 600,000 in Texas (mostly poor black and Hispanic) will not be able to vote with the new voter ID laws in place because they do not have any of the valid forms of ID which includes the following seven forms:
- Texas driver license issued by the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS)
- Texas Election Identification Certificate issued by DPS
- Texas personal identification card issued by DPS
- Texas concealed handgun license issued by DPS
- United States military identification card containing the person’s photograph
- United States citizenship certificate containing the person’s photograph
- United States passport
I ask you, why wouldn’t someone have at least one of these forms of ID? Motor Vehicles will give people who don’t drive a photo ID. One reason I can think of is that many are here illegally.
What should have been a unanimous decision was split 6-3 in favor of Texas enforcing voter ID laws according to the hill.
Inexplicably, a lower court ruled that requiring ID for voting targets minorities.
The lower court said in its ruling that “The law was initially struck down by a federal judge last week, who said the “alleged goal of preventing voter fraud does not outweigh the discriminatory effect on the poor, African-Americans and Hispanics.”
But the 5th Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals reinstated the law for the upcoming election on the grounds that such a drastic change so close to Election Day would be too disruptive.
Ruth Bader Ginsberg, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan dissented.
The law sets out seven forms of approved ID — a list that includes concealed handgun licenses but not college student IDs, which are accepted in other states with similar measures. Student IDs are easily doctored.
The left claims there is little in the way of voter fraud. I can only speak for my region where voter fraud is rampant in some areas and probably in the BOE itself. If cases of potential fraud go before the judges, they want more evidence but time limits are too short to get the details they require. In the BOE, I’ve received reports that the unionistas in charge of the machines go in the back to take care of them before votes are fully counted and one has to wonder what they’re doing.
Voter rolls take years to be cleared of people who have moved or died and it leaves open the possibility of fraud.
We have to present voter ID to listen to a speech by Eric Holder or Barack Obama, to march with the NAACP, to take out a library book, to see a doctor, and there is no reasonable excuse for not requiring adequate voter ID to vote. What is shocking is that 3 Supreme Court justices want to prevent voter ID laws.