Friday, December 30, 2011

Will Eric Holder’s Attack on SC Voter ID Backfire?

How predictable. Obama’s Attorney General Eric Holder is using “voting rights” as a cover to enable vote fraud and has blocked South Carolina’s Voter ID law.

I will not rehash here what an outrage this is in number of ways. I have toasted Democrat opposition to Voter ID more than once.

But there is another interesting angle to Holder’s decision to block Voter ID – it could easily backfire. For he is not only going against past Supreme Court precedents as well as past Justice Department actions . . .

But the Justice position is a lead zeppelin, contradicting both the Supreme Court and the Department's own precedent. In 2005, Justice approved a Georgia law with the same provisions and protections of the one Mr. Holder nixed for South Carolina. In 2008, the Supreme Court ruled 6-3 in Crawford v. Marion County Election Board that an Indiana law requiring photo ID did not present an undue burden on voters.

. . . he is also practically inviting the Supreme Court to strike down Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act. The Court has made some past noises questioning that section which allows the Justice Department to harass states and localities in the egregious fashion it is so doing now. Holder’s conduct presents a good case for finally doing away with Section 5.

I doubt that will happen, but one can always hope.


BillB said...

With Eric Holder's help I wouldn't be surprised if our Dear Leader does not receive at least 60% of the vote even if only 40% of the real electorate vote for him. I mean all of those dead people,fictitious people, illegal aliens and non-resident aliens need to be able to vote.

Beneath the Firmament said...

I wish SC would say "I appreciate your concerns, but we are more concerned about protecting the right to valid elections!" and continue checking for ID.

The Feds have become a diseased parasite to our own nation.