Wisconsin's Voter ID Law Stands…For Now

votingpollsWisconsin is one of 34 states with a law that requires voters to present a government-issued form of photo ID at the polls, a common-sense measure.

Although most people have this kind of ID, which they need to open bank accounts, cash checks, board airplanes, etc., liberals stir up racial tension by claiming such a requirement burdens “the poor” and certain racial and ethnic minorities. The implication is that these Americans are too lazy or dumb to go to the DMV like everyone else.

On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear arguments challenging Wisconsin’s law. (The high court upheld Indiana’s voter ID law in 2008.) From WORLD:

Wisconsin has not enforced what it calls the eminently reasonable” voter ID law since a February 2012 primary. The American Civil Liberties Union and allied groups challenged the law and a federal judge overturned it last year. But the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago later reversed the decision and allowed the law to stand. The Supreme Court’s dismissal of the case on Monday leaves the 7th Circuit’s ruling in force.

“This is great news for Wisconsin voters,” said Walker in a statement. “As we’ve said, this is a common sense reform that protects the integrity of our voting process, making it easy to vote and hard to cheat.”

But the League of Women Voters of Wisconsin, which had opposed the law, expressed disappointment. “The problem with our elections is that not enough people vote in them,” said executive director Andrea Kaminski. “The last thing we need is laws that erect barriers for people who have been good voters for decades.”

Erect barriers? If that’s the case, we can assume people who won’t obtain photo ID also don’t drive or buy alcohol and haven’t applied for welfare. Good to know.

Photo credit: Joe ShlabotnikSome Rights Reserved (Creative Commons)

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One comment

  1. Get a photo I. D. I believe it is being a responsible U.S. Citizen.