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Voter ID: Franchise protection

A campaign to squash states’ voter ID laws fell flat against the facts in Virginia. That’s where a federal judge upheld the Old Dominion’s law requiring voters to show identification at the polls.

The Virginia Democratic Party argued that the state’s requirement “unconstitutionally” suppressed voting by blacks, Latinos and young people. U.S. District Judge Henry Hudson didn’t buy it.

“Virginia has provided all of its citizens with an equal opportunity to participate in the electoral process,” Judge Hudson wrote.

The Virginia challenge is part of a much broader campaign to turn back voter integrity and to pry open the door to fraud. The campaign is being financed in part by leftist George Soros, who has vowed at least $5 million in funding, The Washington Free Beacon reports.

But as prior cases demonstrate, simply demonizing voter-ID laws — which have increased voters’ participation in some states —is a fool’s argument.

In Ohio, the Democratic Party had to find a different front group after a lawsuit filed on behalf of the Ohio Organizing Collaborative hit a snag. That group came under investigation for fraudulent voter registrations, The Beacon reported.

Voter fraud is a fact. Disenfranchisement via voter IDs is not. But that hasn’t turned back liberals’ courtroom antics to help schemers vote — and to presumably vote often — in this year’s presidential election.


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