Supreme Court tosses out challenge to North Dakota voter ID law

A recent decision by the Supreme Court has Democrats all twisted up.

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court allowed North Dakota to enforce its new voter ID law during the upcoming mid-terms. The high court voted 6-2 to toss out an emergency request to overturn an earlier appeals court decision in favor of the controversial law.

Controversial ID law

Before liberals get into a tizzy that this is a sign of things to come with Brett Kavanaugh, they should know the newest Supreme Court Justice did NOT sit in on this decision.

The fight at hand was over a new law requiring all voters to have a valid ID with a current residential street address.

The Native American Rights Fund and other detractors said the new requirements will make it harder for Native Americans to vote, because many live on reservations without standardized addresses.

But North Dakota Secretary of State Al Jaeger said that the address requirement is necessary — allowing post office box addresses as ID would lead to wrong-precinct voting, which can have measurable effects on local races.

He also told local ABC affiliate WDAY that voters who don’t have their residential address on an ID card can use utility bills, paychecks, or any other document with their address and date of birth.

Court Battles

Initially, a federal judge temporarily blocked the new voter ID law and it was not in effect during the primary elections.

However, the 8th Circuit Court granted a stay on that decision, upholding the new requirements.

Challengers to the stay granted by the 8th Circuit Court made an emergency appeal to the Supreme Court, but their request was denied.

Dissenting Opinion

Not surprisingly, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg penned a dissenting opinion. She was joined by Justice Elena Kagan.

Justice Ginsburg stated she would have granted the stay because she thinks the current ruling could lead to voter confusion.

She believes that could lead to less turnout come election day.

Ginsburg stated, “The risk of voter confusion appears severe here because the injunction against requiring residential-address identification was in force during the primary election and because the Secretary of State’s website announced for months the ID requirements as they existed under that injunction.”

Voter Fraud A Real Issue

While Democrats and liberals alike will see this as some type of assault against liberal voters, it is a clear victory for conservatives.

Voter fraud is very real in this country, as we see stories almost weekly about deceased people casting votes.

Democrats contend the numbers are so insignificant these problems don’t really matter. That thought process, though, goes against everything this country stands for.

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We are taught as children how important each and every one of our votes are for the future of this country.

The integrity of our elections must be protected and voter ID laws such as this are at least a step in the right direction.

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