Monday, October 17, 2016
5th Circuit Court of Appeals on voter ID law
This court is considered the most conservative in the US, so there is no liberal bias. And yet they ordered changes to the Texas voter ID law because it had a discriminatory effect "by requiring forms of ID that are more difficult to obtain for low-income, African-American and Latino voters." Of course the 'reason' for this law, and others like it, is that it prevents significant voter fraud. But that canard has been disproven time and again, even by conservative administrations. For example, the conservative KS Secretary of State (SoS) "examined 84 million votes cast in 22 states to look for duplicate registrants. In the end 14 cases were referred for prosecution, representing 0.00000017 percent of the votes cast." And yet the same KS SoS is shooting for very restrictive voter ID laws claiming stats disproven in his own above report.