Judge Upholds North Carolina Photo ID Law

Why? Well, for one thing, no one could show they were actually harmed or unduly stopped from voting due to the law

(AP) Lawsuits challenging changes to North Carolina’s election law failed to show it hampered the ability of minority voters to exercise political power, a federal judge ruled Monday in dismissing the cases.

U.S. District Judge Thomas Schroeder ruled against the U.S. Justice Department, the North Carolina NAACP chapter and named voters. They sued alleging the law was passed to discriminate against poor and minority voters in violation of the Constitution and U.S. Voting Rights Act.

Of course, it wasn’t, but facts and reality aren’t typically present in Barking Moonbats

While North Carolina had a sordid history of freezing black voters out of the political process, the plaintiffs didn’t show that the law hampered the ability of minority voters to exercise electoral politics, Schroeder said.

Nice bit of editorializing, based on a short part of what the judge said, failing to mention that this occurred well over 50 years ago, and that the Democratic Party was in control during that time and implemented those policies. Rather like how the media, and Democrats, always forget to mention that it was the Democrats who implemented the sterilization of Blacks and the disabled

The plaintiffs “failed to show that such disparities will have materially adverse effects on the ability of minority voters to cast a ballot and effectively exercise the electoral franchise” as a result of the 2013 state law, Schroeder wrote. That argument was made more difficult after black voter turnout increased in 2014, he wrote.

Of course, the liberals bringing the suits state that they are not giving up, and that the suits will continue, because Liberals/Democrats apparently believe that Blacks and minorities are too stupid, incompetent, and poor to be able to obtain a proper photo ID, a photo ID that is needed for just about everything these days, it seems.

The NY Times is likewise vexed, noting all the talk from opponents of the law who think Blacks are too dumb, incompetent, or poor (they can get ID for free, BTW) to obtain the type of ID they need for so many other things, like driving, buying certain medicines, going to the doctor, taking a flight, etc.

(ABC11) “This ruling is a decisive victory for North Carolina over George Soros, Hillary Clinton and the Roy Cooper-backed out-of-state special interests who tried to overturn the state’s common sense voter ID law, in order to make it easier to cheat in our elections,” said NCGOP executive director Dallas Woodhouse. “Despite the scare tactics, misinformation and constant attacks from the radical left, the court threw out their false arguments and ruled that this common sense law is constitutional.”

One of the things the judge found is that the NC law comported with voting laws from all over the country. Perhaps Democrats could simply spend their time making sure that the few who do not have proper ID obtain one. They like sticking people on buses and bringing them to vote. Bring them to get their free ID.

Crossed at Right Wing News.

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12 Responses to “Judge Upholds North Carolina Photo ID Law”

  1. John says:

    Teach isn’t it amazing how the two political parties have changed?
    The Dems and GOP both had (bad racist)conservative wings and (good progressive) liberal wings
    Of course that all began to end when the Democrats under Johnson forced through the Cuvil Rights Act
    This allowed Nixon to bring those racists who used to be Dems into the GOP
    The Southern Strategy
    It also allowed northern GOP moderates and liberals to join up with the Dems
    Now 50 years later we see that nationally the GOP is having very serious problems in national elections
    As far as that lower court ruling by a Bush nominated Federal Judge??
    My view is that it will be appealed and by the time it reaches the SCOTUS they will rule against it 5-4
    Currently prediction sites like Predictwise ( my fav) are saying 60% chance of a Dem Senate and 75% chance of Dem White House

  2. o0Nighthawk0o says:

    There have been states that have had voter ID laws on the books for years. Indiana’s was challenged all the way to the Supreme Court and was upheld. All these other states have modeled their law after Indiana’s. There is no way that NC’s law will be overturned.

  3. Hank_M says:

    John, the southern strategy is a myth propagated by the left. It’s used to excuse their racist past and deny the racism so prevalent in the left today.

    As for the parties changing, yes. The republicans now resemble the democrats of the JFK years whereas the democrats have embraced totalitarianism.

    As for the subject, good for NC. Upholding the integrity of elections should always be applauded.

  4. Jeffery says:

    Teach typed, and I fixed it:

    Nice bit of editorializing, based on a short part of what the judge said, failing to mention that this occurred well over 50 years ago, and that the conservative Democratic Party was in control during that time and implemented those policies.

    How many conservatives remain in the Democratic Party? A seismic shift in the alignment of the political parties occurred in the late 40s through late 60s. Recall the Democratic Party was dominated by southern racists before then. It’s easy to admit: The Democratic Party at one time was the party of virulent racism and hate. Now, that mantle is claimed by the Republicans. The modern Democratic Party enacted the civil rights acts that most Republicans oppose to this day.

  5. Jl says:

    Nothing controversial about asking someone to prove who they are. Here on earth, anyway

  6. Jeffery says:

    The evidence is clear that voter ID laws reduce the voter turnout of minorities and the poor – presumptive Democratic voters.

    This is the sole reason Republicans favor these laws.

    Republicans and their apologists make arguments about 1) non-existent voter fraud and 2) a semi-closeted racist argument that these barriers to voting are not barriers at all.

    The sole reason that Republicans favor these laws is that it’s proven they suppress traditionally Democratic voters.

    Come on Boys, don’t Deny this evidence, too – Man up and admit it. It’s pure political power by your side, so just embrace this form of conservative fascism and authoritarianism for what it is!

  7. Jeffery says:


    Imagine that Democrats take control of a state legislature and, to stop voter fraud “save money” enact a voting law requiring all polling places be within the city limits of the two largest cities in the state, for example in Missouri, St. Louis and Kansas City. For convenience, the polling places are open from 8 PM to 8 AM.

  8. Hank_M says:

    The fiction continues. Voter ID does not suppress voter turnout. It does suppress voter fraud which the democrats favor since they have trouble winning honest elections.
    And the dead remain one of their core constituencies.

    As for civil rights acts, more republicans voted in favor of the civil rights act than democrats. Instead the racist democrat party rallied behind the KKK Kleagle Robert Byrd who tried to filibuster it into oblivion.

    Unfortunately, most liberals seem unable to handle the truth.

  9. Jeffery says:

    Mr. M.,

    Voter fraud is virtually non-existent. And the evidence is clear that voter ID laws reduce voter turnout.

  10. Hank_M says:

    Voter Fraud is more prevalent than you realize, jeffery.
    I’d provide links but you dismiss any and all links you don’t agree with.

    The only voter turnout that is reduced by Voter ID is that of ineligible voters and those who are dead.
    Minorities and the poor are more than capable of getting the required ID’s and getting to the polls.

  11. Jeffery says:

    Mr. M,

    You are simply wrong about voter fraud.

    You miss a salient point regarding evidence. It is absolutely clear that Voter ID laws reduce voter participation. Your argument that minorities and the poor should just buck up and get the required IDs and get to the polls is irrelevant. It is absolutely clear that Voter Id laws reduce voter participation.

    Why do you want fewer voters? If Repubicans could pass and enforce a law that only conservative, Christian Caucasians could vote, they would.

  12. Jeffery says:

    G Abbott (R-TX) spent millions of taxpayer dollars to investigate 10 years worth of voter fraud. This include 10’s of millions of votes in Texas between 2002 to 2012. Out of the dozens of fraud cases he identified 6 that would possibly be cured by photo IDs (most sources say 2 – my reading was 6). 6 Voter ID fraud cases out of 10s of millions of votes.

    Voter photo ID laws are proposing to solve a problem that doesn’t exist. What the laws (only one of several ways the Republicans try to suppress voters) do though is to reduce the number of minorities, impoverished and elderly that go to the polls. Why would an 80 yr old keep track of a driver’s license if she didn’t drive? These are impediments to voting.


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