The allegation of voting fraud has been asserted many times over the last several election cycles.
As a result, Voter ID laws have been passed by state legislatures across the country, which would ask residents of that state to show their photo identification cards prior to receiving a ballot. However, these states have been overruled by the court system on the basis that the laws discriminated against minorities.
The state of Texas passed such a Voter ID law that was ruled discriminatory by the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals. But the Trump Administration’s Department of Justice has made a shocking announcement that it is ending opposition against it.
From Allen B West:
One particularly controversial voter ID law is one Texas implemented in 2011, which the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled last year (upholding prior rulings) that the types of photo identification the law requires don’t comply with the Voting Rights Act.
Among the acceptable forms of photo ID were “a state driver’s license or ID card, a concealed handgun license, a U.S. passport, a military ID card, or a U.S citizenship certificate with a photo,” placing them among the States with voter ID laws and the least amount of ID options.
Consistent with the Trump administration’s strong stance on voter fraud (real or perceived), the Justice Department just announced that the federal government will be dropping its opposition to Texas’ ID law.
Needless to say, the Liberals were beside themselves over Trump’s decision:
We’re absolutely outraged,” said Danielle Lang, a lawyer with the Campaign Legal Center, one of several groups involved in the multi-year legal battle over the Texas voter ID law, one of several passed by Republican-controlled states around the nation. “There haven’t been any changes in the facts…Nothing has changed except for Jeff Sessions is running the Department of Justice.”
As recently as November, Obama administration lawyers had filed briefs in the case seeking a finding of “discriminatory intent” by the Texas Legislature. Lang said a consortium of civil and legal rights groups will continue to press the case seeking legal remedies for what they allege was intentional discrimination in passage of the 2011 law.
The Justice Department is expected to officially lay out their new position during a hearing tomorrow. AG Jeff Sessions favors voter ID laws, but specifies only those “properly drafted.” The overwhelming amount of voters agree across the political spectrum, with 80 percent support for voter ID laws, and only 18 percent opposed.
A study published in the journal Electoral Studies in 2014, found that non-citizens who voted illegally in the 2008 election ranged “from just over 38,000 at the very minimum to nearly 2.8 million at the maximum.”
Yeah, I’d say that’s enough that it should get everyone’s attention!
Source: Allen B West