Monday, May 23, 2016

U.S. judge upholds Virginia voter ID law

Via John "First North Carolina earlier this year and now, Virginia.  Looks like judicial common sense is breaking out all over. The biggest losers are those who prefer to racialize every issue, everywhere, at all times, to gain political advantage. We know WHO they are."

A federal judge has upheld Virginia’s voter ID law challenged by the Democratic Party of Virginia and two voters alleging the Republican-controlled state legislature enacted it to curb the number of young and minority voters.

“Mindful that the court’s mission is to judge not the wisdom of the Virginia voter ID law, but rather its constitutionality, this court cannot say that plaintiffs have met their burden of proof in showing by a preponderance of the evidence that the Virginia voter ID law ... contravenes the Voting Rights Act, the First Amendment, the Fourteenth Amendment, the Fifteenth Amendment, or the Twenty-Sixth Amendment,” U.S. District Judge Henry E. Hudson wrote Thursday.

                                                   More @ Richmond Times-Dispatch

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