WASHINGTON, D.C. – North Carolina is certainly not alone when it comes to voter identification requirements being challenged in court. In fact, several states passing legislation to require voter ID have been challenged in recent years. One of them, North Dakota, had a ID requirement blocked by lower courts, only to have it upheld in the U.S. Court of Appeals. After scramble by the law’s challengers to have that latest ruling overturned or suspended, the Supreme Court of the United States refused to intervene.
“The Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to toss out an appeals court order that allows North Dakota to enforce its voter ID requirement during the 2018 elections.
The request to toss out the order came from a group of Native American residents who are challenging a new state law that requires voters to present identification that includes a current residential street address.
The challengers asked the Supreme Court in an urgent request submitted to Justice Neil Gorsuch to toss out the 8th Circuit stay, arguing it has left thousands of Native American voters unable to cast ballots, but the court denied the request without explanation.
The court’s newest member, Brett Kavanaugh, did not take part in the decision.
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, however, filed a dissenting opinion, which Justice Elena Kagan joined.”
Of course, the Far Left Justices Ginsburg and Kagan are apt to side with challenges to Voter ID laws, long a boogeyman of Democrats. North Carolina was pursuing appeals in the lower court rulings against its Voter ID legislation, until Democrat State Attorney General Josh Stein took it upon himself to withdraw the State from further appeals action, infuriating the Republican legislature that wanted to fight on.
That is why a proposed Voter ID amendment to the state constitution will be on the ballot in November.
For all the whining the Democratic Party does about voting rights, they sure do go all out to prevent simple measures for ensuring integrity at the ballot box. Despite the party leadership and activists, polls in North Carolina found broad support for the Voter ID amendment, even among Democrats.
So why doesn’t the Democratic Party want Voter ID, in the Old North State and elsewhere? Probably because the more accountability there is in the voting booth, the less the Left can abuse the lack of checks to pad their tallies on election day.
What other reason could their be? The notion that Voter ID disenfranchises segments of the voting population doesn’t not stand up to scrutiny or real life case studies. Voter ID is a common sense requirement for something so important as voting in elections, especially with close races decided by razor-thin margins.
Read more about the North Dakota case here.