Friday, March 16, 2012

Photo ID for Voting: What's Wrong with this "Picture"?

The left seem seems to be addicted to vote fraud in the same way that crackheads are drawn to the white powder.

How else to explain the all-too-predictable Justice Department blocking Texas' voter ID law for mythical violations of Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act, while a Wisconsin judge issued a ruling setting aside a similar Wisconsin law. Now the corrupt United Nations, an organization dominated by human-rights-violating dictatorships, wants to engage in a phoney-baloney investigation of U.S. photo ID laws.

Liberals worried about make-believe voter disenfranchisement cling to the fantasy that voter fraud is not a problem. Here is another video from James O'Keefe of Project Veritas that demonstrates otherwise.

In his New York Post column, Rich Lowry points out that you need a photo ID to gain access to the Justice Department building in Washington, Attorney General Holder's workplace. Lowry adds:
Holder is outraged that in a nation where requests for photo ID are ubiquitous, more and more states are requiring that people show them when they vote...That Holder can equate the fight against voter ID to the struggles of the 1960s demonstrates a moral obtuseness insulting to the memory of the civil-rights pioneers... Just as the administration is manufacturing a “war on women,” he wants to manufacture a “war on voting rights.” It is the same MO of fevered rhetoric and distortions in the service of the same end of motivating key voting blocs. Holder’s tenure as the government’s top lawyer is an ongoing disgrace.
The Heritage Foundation's Hans von Spakovsky notes that the Justice Department has ignored the fact that black and Hispanic voter turnout has increased substantially since the state of Georgia implemented its voter ID law, but nonetheless Texas and South Carolina will likely have to file a series of federal appeals to reinstate their laws:
Assistant Attorney General Perez and the lawyers running the Voting Section under his direction seem incapable of an unbiased review of voter ID laws. In addition to the Obama political appointees like Perez, many of the new lawyers hired into the career ranks, including the two new deputy chiefs of the Voting Section, all came from liberal advocacy organizations like the ACLU’s Voting Rights Project and the NAACP Legal Defense Fund—which have vigorously fought and litigated against voter ID.
Texas, just like South Carolina, will have to get this decision overturned by a federal court in the District of Columbia, after a lot of wasted time and money. Given the predominantly liberal makeup of the federal court, the state may have to go all the way to the Supreme Court, just like Indiana did to get its voter ID laws approved and implemented. But this decision also is just one more example of why Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act—the special provision of the law that gives the Justice Department such authority over Texas and a few other states—is unconstitutional and ready for the dustbin of history.
PJMedia boss Roger L. Simon is not in the attorney general's fan club:
Now, Eric Holder, a cynical, Democratic Party hack whose sense of entitlement overrides any moral judgement, justifies to himself registering voters who may or may not be citizens just so his party can stay in power. Such a person has as much of a right to be attorney general as Bernie Madoff does to be secretary of the Treasury.
If the left is sincerely concerned about voter disenfranchisement, they should be supporting commons sense photo ID laws. Ken Blackwell and Ken Klukowski, writing on Andrew Breitbart's website, correctly observe that..
...the right to vote includes the right not to have your vote diluted by fraudulent votes. And as citizens, each of us has a duty to comply with reasonable measures to ensure that our elections are free and fair. In that vein, even liberal Justice John Paul Stevens agreed with moderate and conservative Supreme Court justices that voter-ID laws are constitutional. 
 Is ballot stuffing the only way that Team Obama believes it can be reelected?

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