Oct 13, 2014

Voter ID Takes Hits Across the Board

This has been a bad week for the Republican Party's voter obstruction project.

More light has been shone on the anti-voting efforts of the GOP across the nation.

GOP allies in the judiciary, especially the Soviet bloc on the U.S. Supreme Court—Scalia, Thomas and Alito—are hostile to voting. They would prefer a different system of government.

Rick Hasen puts it thusly: "Simply put, Justices Alito, Scalia and Thomas do not value the right to vote as strongly as the other members of the Court."

This morning's lede editorial in the New York Times notes voter ID laws are an "antidemocratic sham."

State and municipal election bureaucrats in Wisconsin are mostly silent on these facts that Republicans are attacking the foundation of representative democracy.

One man who is not silent is Judge Richard Posner writing for dissenting colleagues on the Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.

Posner notes the fact that it is Republicans who are trying to stop citizens from voting.

Rarely has a white power structure, not since Jim Crow, have underground political movements been called out at the judicial level for its actions against the Constitution.

From Posner's October 10 dissent:
States with Strict Photo ID Laws — Political Makeup When the Laws Were Adopted
(Nos. 14-2058 and 14-2059; p. 17)

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