Democrats, who get away with implying that black Americans are too dumb and/or lazy to go to the DMV to obtain a photo ID, are no doubt pleased with the recent court decision in Arkansas that struck down the state’s common-sense voter ID law.
On Wednesday, the Arkansas Supreme Court unanimously upheld a lower court’s decision and declared that requiring voters to show a picture ID “falls outside” the qualifications of citizenship, residency, age, and voter registration. From USA Today:
The American Civil Liberties Union and the Arkansas Public Law Center filed suit on behalf of four voters who argued that the photo ID requirement would disenfranchise them. On May 2, a Pulaski County judge declared the law unconstitutional but stayed his ruling pending appeals. As a result, voters had to show identification for the May primary.
“We are thrilled that the Arkansas Supreme Court eradicated this artificial, vote-stealing law,” Holly Dickson, legal director of the ACLU of Arkansas, told the Associated Press. “It was an unconstitutional barrier that has already stolen legitimate voting rights, and we are thrilled to see Arkansans’ voting rights restored.”
While both sides of the political aisle have their own elections in mind, the Republican side is also motivated to maintain the integrity of the voting process, considering that millions of illegal aliens, who favor Democrats, might impact the elections. They should be prosecuted and deported, not allowed to influence American law and policy in which only citizens should have a say.
In related news, Texas can enforce its voter ID law, so says the Fifth Circuit. But as expected, opponents will try to stop it. They’ve already appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court.
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