In a despicable ruling today, a federal court has blocked a Texas law that would require voters to present photo IDs to election officials before being allowed to cast ballots in November – in clear violation of a U.S. Supreme Court precedent upholding the practice.
A three-judge panel of the U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C. ruled that the law, overwhelmingly supported by Texas voters and legislators, imposes “strict, unforgiving burdens on the poor” and that “a disproportionately high percentage of African-Americans and Hispanics in Texas live in poverty“.
This ruling is an outrage on several fronts. Firstly, those same “poor” need photo ID to get food stamps (SNAP), WIC, Medicaid, and other social programs. They also are required by Texas state law to buy cigarettes or liquor, and by Federal law to board a plane anywhere in the United States. In fact, “minorities”, along with all other attendees, will have to show photo ID to gain entrance into the Democrat Convention next month.
And Texas provides photo ID that qualifies – FOR FREE – if you can prove you are legal. Therefore, under the Texas law, only the ridiculously lazy or illegal aliens would be “disenfranchised” by having to provide a photo ID to vote.
But of course this has nothing to do with ensuring the integrity of our electoral system, and everything to do with enabling voter fraud – to win elections for Democrats that they would otherwise lose.
Obama and his left-wing allies in the courts know he cannot possibly win in November without massive voter fraud. So Eric Holder has sued nearly every state which has enacted a Voter ID law, and fought Florida tooth and nail to stop its purge of illegal aliens and dead people from its voter rolls.
As Roger Hedgecock proved in his shocking report from the 2010 midterms in California, the Democrat Party is very organized in their voter fraud efforts, registering illegal aliens and felons to vote using “Motor Voter”, and then using shill voters to vote in their name come election time. In addition, at least 5,000 illegal aliens were able to vote in Colorado in 2010, and untold additional thousands nationwide. Voter ID would put a STOP to illegal alien voters. And the Democrats cannot allow that to happen. And now they have a Federal court to back them in this lawless effort.
What is most shocking is that the court is willfully defying the Supreme Court itself, which upheld Voter ID in 2008′s ‘Crawford v. Marion County Election Board (2008)‘ – a 6-3 decision that even the liberal hero, former Justice John Paul Stevens joined.
Now Texas’ only recourse is to either ask the full D.C. court to overturn this decision – which is unlikely in light of this atrocious ruling, or ask the Supreme Court to hear the case in an emergency appeal. But the Court may be loathe to get involved with a voting-related fight so close to an election, particularly after the controversy of the 2000 ‘Bush v. Gore’ decision.
And it gets worse – a separate panel of this same court is due to rule on the legality of South Carolina’s Voter ID law as well before the election.
We the People have a challenge like never before: not only must we defeat Obama this election, but we have to produce an extra, voter fraud cushion, to counter the inevitable massive fraud that will take place on November 6th. This is disgraceful beyond words. It is treason, plain and simple.
UPDATE: TEXAS ATTORNEY GENERAL SAYS STATE WILL APPEAL RULING TO SUPREME COURT.
AG Greg Abbott’s statement cites the Supreme Court decision we referenced above:
“The Supreme Court of the United States has already upheld Voter ID laws as a constitutional method of ensuring integrity at the ballot box. Today’s decision is wrong on the law and improperly prevents Texas from implementing the same type of ballot integrity safeguards that are employed by Georgia and Indiana – and were upheld by the Supreme Court. The State will appeal this decision to the U.S. Supreme Court, where we are confident we will prevail.”