“Federal Judge Strikes Down Wisconsin Voter ID Law”
Just as a federal judge in Arkansas did recently, as well — even though the “indigent” the justice seemed so concerned who are allowed to cast provisional ballots would be able to obtain IDs for free, and in fact, are required to have ID to sign on to assistance programs, or cash checks, etc.
In the Wisconsin law, the ruling is even more absurd, claiming as it does that “low-income and minority voters aren’t as likely to have photo IDs or the documents needed to get them,” and so “the law violated the U.S. Constitution’s guarantee of equal protection.” That there is no evidence to support this supposition, and even were there, states have agreed to provide free ID cards to citizens looking to retain the franchise, doesn’t seem to matter; rather, these are political decisions intended to keep voter ID laws bound up in court through another election cycle.
What is so troublesome about the dismissal of voter ID laws is how obviously important — and indeed constitutional — they are. Rejection of these laws often speaks to the classic catch-22 that in upholding Indiana’s voter ID law in 2007, liberal Justice Richard Posner pointed out in his opinion (a clear example of reasoned political thinking affirmed by the Supreme Court that he has since recanted, identifying him as a political ideologue worried more about his legacy from fellow travelers than with the rigor of his jurisprudence) is being required of states: namely, the claim that no voter impersonation can be proven (which is the claim of many opponents, who in a surreal turn have no proof that voter suppression is occurring) in the absence of some method to track voter impersonation, is reason enough to allow for voter identification laws, and that of course states have the right to maintain the integrity of their voter rolls. That is to say, the argument made by anti-voter ID proponents — that there is no evidence of voter fraud — only holds up should one refuse to allow for any mechanism by which to track voter fraud, which seems to be the Democrats’ position: they are pro-voter fraud, though they wrap up this cynical position in phony arguments about civil rights and voter suppression, none of which can be proven in cases where there ARE voter ID cards required.
None of which sways partisan federal judges, who don’t require evidence of suppression to rule that votes are being suppressed, and yet require evidence of fraud from those who aren’t permitted to gather such evidence in the first place.
In a constitutional republic, the security of the franchise must necessarily hold sway over the position that someone somewhere is somehow unable to obtain a free ID card in order to vote. There is ample evidence of dual state registration, dead people casting ballots, etc., to argue for the dilution of the franchise and so the taking away of civil rights by those in the pro-voter fraud movement: because each ballot cast fraudulently either negates (or in the case of Democrats, augments) the franchise of a US citizen.
Governors in states that have passed voter ID laws should — and yes, I mean this and would support it 100% — declare the federal judiciary’s rulings obscene and maintain the laws the citizens of the state voted into place in lieu of any further appeals.
It’s time for states to say no to judicial oligarchy, especially when to defer to it is to negate the will of those they represent and to agree to federal insistence that states have no right to employ mechanisms by which to protect the franchise of its citizens.
Let some federal judge then rule that ALL of the affected states votes are thereby nullified as a result of that state’s refusal to surrender its sovereignty to some activist hack. See how well that goes over as a matter of constitutional law.
One more cycle of progressive rule and we’re done. Now is the time to stand up and so no, particularly as I’m almost certain elections are being swayed not just by Evan Thomas’s infamous 15-point media swing, but by voter fraud, be it multiple votes in multiple jurisdictions, or votes being cast by illegals or some proxy for those who have long since shuffled off this mortal coil — and in so doing, invariably turned Democrat in the afterlife.
(h/t Geoff B)