Voter ID: A case reaffirmed
Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has upheld yet another state’s voter ID law by refusing to hear an appeal, liberals should get the message that their false narrative about such laws suppressing the votes of impoverished, minority and young Americans — groups more inclined to vote Democrat — doesn’t pass constitutional muster.
The justices rejected an American Civil Liberties Union appeal of an appellate court ruling that struck down an injunction against Wisconsin’s voter ID law. Previously upheld by the Wisconsin Supreme Court, the law won’t be used for Wisconsin’s April 7 election because absentee ballots are out already. But it will be in effect for future elections, Reuters reports.
Requiring voters to present a photo driver’s license, passport, military ID or state college or university ID, Wisconsin’s law is “almost identical” to the Indiana voter ID law upheld by the nation’s highest court in 2008, Hans von Spakovsky writes for The Daily Signal. And mind-bogglingly enough, he adds that the federal district court judge who issued the injunction that blocked the Wisconsin law — a Clinton appointee and former Democrat state senator — claimed that 2008 Indiana case was “not binding precedent.”
Thankfully, the administration of Republican Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, who backed the law, is now free to implement it — as the much-needed safeguard for electoral integrity it always was intended to be.