Texas’ voter identification law stands! For now…
SCOTUS temporarily upheld the law, possibly through November’s elections, when they denied an emergency request by Democrat lawmakers who tried to say that the measure was discriminatory.
A brief was filed in April by the State of Texas asking that U.S. Supreme Court to reject the request in the voter ID legal battle to block enforcement of the 2011 law for the November election.
Fox News Reports:
The unsigned order from the justices did not explain their reasoning, or whether there was any opposition. While it is a temporary decision, it could affect enforcement of similar laws in other states during a hotly contested presidential election year.
A lawsuit challenging the Texas law known as SB 14 is still pending in a federal court, and the immediate issue was whether it could be enforced until the legal issues are fully resolved. A federal appeals court will hold a hearing next month on the issue, and the Supreme Court indicated it could revisit the issue later this year.
SCOTUS they would reconsider after July 20 if the appeals court has not decided the case by that point.
That gives Texas state election officials more than three months to prepare voters for the November elections.
“The court recognizes the time constraints the parties confront in light of the scheduled elections in November 2016,” the order stated.
The Supreme Court’s order puts pressure on the federal appeals court to make a decision about the Texas law quickly.
The Texas law was enacted to cut down on in-person voter fraud, a serious problem across the country.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott pointed out that at the VoterID trial, the evidence of voters who lacked photo ID included 50,000 dead people.
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) April 26, 2016
He also points out that everyone suing to stop the Texas has has ID! Hahaha!
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) April 15, 2016
No…liberals, with an, “Ends justifies the means” mentality…would never cheat!
According to Project Veritas, 95 percent of the time James O’Keefe — while pretending to be an inactive North Carolina voter, which he is not — was able to obtain another person’s ballot.
Then there is this…
Caught on Tape: Dead People and Clones Offered Ballots in Vermont Primary
Poll workers were also caught on tape handing out Ballots in names of dead people and giving out ballots in living people’s names to anyone who walked in. Bars, hotels and city clerk issuing civil union all required ID.
And in Texas?
Project Veritas uncovers Battleground Texas conspiracy to commit voter registration fraud.
Project Veritas investigators caught Battleground Texas operatives turning a blind eye to potential voter registration fraud by their own volunteers. When an undercover investigator admitted to illegally registering voters and throwing away registrations from Republicans, the Battleground Texas operatives tacitly approved the violation and did not report it to the authorities.