Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Texas Attorney General Enacts Voter ID Law

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott wasted no time after the Supreme Court struck down Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act today. The Lone Star AG implemented Texas' voter ID law immediately.

"With today's decision, the State's voter ID law will take effect immediately," Abbott announced. "Redistricting maps passed by the Legislature may also take effect without approval from the federal government."

The Dallas Morning News, in noting Abbott's decision, called the state's voter ID "controversial." It's anything but, at least outside the far left and the media. It's a law the vast majority of Texans have wanted to put in place for years to secure the state's elections from fraud. Roughly 80% of Texans across all ethnicities support requiring voter ID to vote. 

As little faith as I have for voting, I do find it funny that those in opposition to IDs for voting might be in support of folks who may not be able to acquire an ID due to citizenship status. Just saying...

The Obama administration has consistently militated against states' authority to set their own election laws, and has specifically fought requirements to produce proof of identity at the polls. That should be controversial, not the fact that the state's attorney general is implementing a law that the majority wants and which has already passed muster.


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