Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Voter ID Injunctified

Yesterday Judge Robert Simpson issued an injunction against the state's new Voter ID law. To the extent that he found - based on the evidence - that a substantial number of voters wouldn't have their votes counted because they failed to get the proper ID, this is not an unreasonable ruling.

His ruling leaves the law in place, finds that there is nothing unconstitutional or unlawful about it, only that some affected voters haven't been provided enough time to comply with it and that the state hadn't been able to do enough reach out to get these would-be voters suitable IDs.

Spencerblog remains skeptical of the use anecdotal stories pushing the meme that getting an photo ID was just too great a burden for thousands of people. But, it's not a bad thing that Judge Simpson decided to err on the side of voter inclusiveness, rather than exclusiveness.

There will be no good excuse in the future for voters not to be able to prove who there are when they are casting a ballot. Despite what Democrats have been saying for months, voter fraud does and has occurred for years. There are numerous examples of it, including (but not limited to) the apparent theft of the 1960 presidential election. Tightening up the process, making it less susceptible to fraud and out-right theft, is in everybody's best interest.


Blogger Dannytheman said...

Here, here!!

Well said.

October 3, 2012 at 7:08 PM 
Blogger CharlieSix said...

Indeed, well said. But, sadly, we'll face the same noise about eligible voters being denied their Constitutional right to vote. But possibly the Democrats will find a way to have those who are in their final resting place get the needed photo ID so their votes can be counted.

October 3, 2012 at 8:02 PM 
Blogger Dannytheman said...

If this law was to possibly disenfranchise anyone, I would also be against it. That is why I am OK with it waiting. It was NOT ruled unconstitutional, and that was my largest concern. We have many more fights in the future.

Saying it was passed and attempted to be pushed through is not the same as ruling it unconstitutional.

The dems won the battle, but they lost the war. I will bet that VOTER ID will pass in many more States between now and 2016.

October 4, 2012 at 8:03 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...


I am a democrat and I agree that, if people are given a reasonable chance to obtain one, showing an Id seems pretty reasonable. The effort now should be to ensure access to those ids not continuing to fight the law.

Mike Farrell

October 4, 2012 at 4:14 PM 
Blogger CharlieSix said...

Good post, Anonymous Mr. Farrell. The ball is now in the court of the Democrats to educate their base that they need in the next two years (before the next Congressional election) to get their paperwork in order and get a photo ID. It will be interesting to see whether they do so rather than tilting at windmills and continuing to protest the law.

October 4, 2012 at 7:22 PM 

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