With the general election just over three months away, the Democrats are in full-on election fraud mode.A few of the recent highlights include Virginia Governor and Clinton crony Terry McAuliffe attempt to use executive order to restore voting rights to more than 200,000 felons — a power his predecessor vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine knew was beyond his authority — only to be struck down by the state’s high court last Friday. The court noted, “Never before have any of the prior 71 Virginia governors issued a clemency order of any kind … to a class of unnamed felons without regard for the nature of the crimes or any of the individual circumstances relevant to the request.” Not to be deterred, a defiant McAuliffe is vowing to use an “autopen” (read: automatic signing mechanism) to grant rights “individually” to all 200,000. His announcement of such at the DNC earlier this week prompted a standing ovation.
Also last week, a U.S. court ordered changes to Texas’ voter ID law, ruling that it “discriminatory” to ask for proper verification of identity — using one of SEVEN different forms of identification, voter’s choice — when performing what many of us citizens would view as a sacred and cherished act of voting. Meanwhile, just dandy to ask for ID to apply for welfare, buy alcohol, pick up a prescription and dozens of other things.
And today, one of the more incredible rulings striking down voter ID laws comes from the state of North Carolina.
Via The Washington Post:A federal appeals court on Friday struck down North Carolina’s requirement that voters show identification before casting ballots and reinstated an additional week of early voting.
The decision by a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit was an overwhelming victory for civil rights groups and the Justice Department that argued the voting law was designed to dampen the growing political clout of African American voters, who participated in record numbers in elections in 2008 and 2012.
“We can only conclude that the North Carolina General Assembly enacted the challenged provisions of the law with discriminatory intent,” Judge Diana Gribbon Motz wrote for the panel.Huh? So, once again, we have the judicial system determining “intent” without solid evidence to prove it? Kinda like the FBI saying Hillary Clinton didn’t “intend” to be reckless with national security — when indeed her behavior showed a completely different story.
Similarly, in North Carolina, the evidence that we can see — as opposed to the speculation about “intent” without clear evidence– suggests the effect of the voter ID laws passed in 2013 didn’t have a negative, “discriminatory” impact on African-American participation.Lawyers representing the state pointed out that overall African American participation increased in 2014. Lawmakers also amended the measure a week before it was scheduled to be tested at trial to allow voters to cast ballots without an ID if they submit affidavits attesting to “a reasonable impediment,” including a lack of a birth certificate or transportation.
So, apparently, in addition to worrying about massive voter fraud in this coming election — due to lax identification laws — it appears we have to worry about the progressive “thought police” charging us for what’s in our minds, even if our actions don’t support it.
One might more soundly argue the folks arguing to strike down these voter ID laws have “discriminatory intent” — demonstrating the soft bigotry of low expectations.
Meanwhile, a photo ID was required to enter the Democrat National Convention this week…
[Note: This article was written by Michelle Jesse, Associate Editor]