We are learning that a judge in DC has upheld the right of three states to require proof of citizenship to vote.
From Federalist Papers:
In a tongue-in-cheek ruling that mocked Obamacare, a federal judge said that requiring voters to show identification at the polls is perfectly constitutional.
D.C. Circuit Judge Richard J. Leon ruled that while it may be “inconvenient” to require proof of citizenship – and it may be a bit harder to get people to register to vote – it’s not “insurmountable” and it’s certainly harder than explaining ObamaCare,The Washington Timesreports.
“The organizational plaintiffs and their members will undoubtedly have to expend some additional time and effort to help individuals,” Judge Leon wrote. “But let’s be candid: doing so pales in comparison to explaining to the average citizen how the [Affordable Care Act] or tax code works!”
The case is about three states specifically – Kansas, Alabama and Georgia – but the ruling could have wide impact as many states have been trying to clamp down on voter fraud.
The Obama Administration and the League of Women Voters have been trying to halt the practices of requiring identification at the polls, arguing that federal law doesn’t require a citizenship check when people register to vote and that these states were imposing an extra burden on voters.
But Judge Leon ruled the was no “real and irreparable harm,” so he rejected the Obama Administration’s claims.
Liberals insist that voter I.D. is racist.
Because it is somehow way out of line to ask minorities to acquire an ID and there is no way that people living in urban communities can get it together enough to get an ID.
In reality, that’s a pretty racist position to hold.
In fact, in many states, they provide these IDs for free.
This is a big win for people that think voter integrity is important.
Sanity prevailed today.