Greg Abbot, Texas Attorney General, states that his office has secured more than 50 voter fraud convictions during his tenure. Any time the issue of voter ID comes up, the race mongers go crazy, like providing a state provided identification card is some extreme measure. Minorities and the poor are all reportedly going to be somehow disenfranchised or discouraged from voting because of an ID card.
In India, more than 1.2 billion people live in a confined geographical region where nearly one third of the population makes less than $2.00 a day. All voters have a photo ID. Further, 19 states have voter identification laws that have been upheld in court. This matter has only become an issue due to the “red state” status of Texas and the stringency of its version of the law. In a border state, however, it is easy to understand why authorities fear any number of entities might want to tamper with free and fair elections.
The Texas law in question was ruled unconstitutional by an Obama appointee last week. On Tuesday of this week, the appeals court struck down her ruling. Important to note, however, is that this is not a ruling on any of the merits of the case, so the battle is not over. The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals overturn of the previous ruling is just a first step in a long process. It merely states that it is too near the election cycle to alter existing law and that efforts to alter or overturn it will have to wait.
Early voting in Texas begins October 20. It appears that, at least for the midterm elections, voters will need to present their FREE state provided identification in order to cast a ballot.
H/T: Conservative Tribune