Voter fraud has been well documented over recent elections, but Democrats will do everything in their power to deny that. As liberals usually do, they cry “racist” when voter I.D. laws are brought up (remind me again how requiring a free, state-issued I.D. to vote is racist?).
Unfortunately, a U.S. Appeals court dealt a massive blow to voter integrity with a ruling that overturned Texas’ voter I.D. law.
The AP reported:
The ruling from the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals instructs a lower court to make changes that fix the “discriminatory effect” of the 2011 law, but to do so in a way that disrupts this year’s election season as little as possible.
President Barack Obama’s administration took the unusual step of deploying the weight of the U.S. Justice Department into the case when it challenged the law, which requires Texas residents to show one of seven forms of approved identification. The state and other supporters say the Texas law prevents fraud. Opponents say it discriminates by requiring forms of ID that are more difficult to obtain for low-income, African-American and Latino voters.
Figures the Obama Administration had been putting massive pressure on this case. I’m SHOCKED (in case you missed it, I’m being sarcastic).
Of course, the Obama Administration always forgets to mention that in the state of Texas, I.D.s are free and very easy to obtain. As lawyers for the state argued, “any inconveniences or costs involved in getting one do not substantially burden the right to vote.” Oh, and not to mention that Obama’s Justice Department utterly failed to prove that the law was denying anyone the right to vote.
But of course, facts don’t matter to the Obama Administration. According to them, it’s “discriminatory” to properly identify a person using a free I.D. card.