Despite the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in favor of voter ID legislation, Attorney General Eric Holder challenged Texas’ new voter ID law on Wednesday while speaking at the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library in Austin. His speech, targeting Texas election laws and redistricting, was for the most part, a repeat of the unsubstantiated rhetoric of the liberal-left.
But, Holder added a little something new to this anti-election reform speech when he advocated for universal voter registration. Universal voter registration is what the left has been working toward for the past 20 years (at least). They don’t talk about it in public places much – but the left’s ultimate goal has been for EVERYONE to be automatically registered to vote and then for EVERYONE to vote anywhere they want to vote.
The “little” details like citizenship and residency would be thrown out the window with any semblance of ballot security. Elections would become little more than chaotic time periods of voting resulting in questionable outcomes and endless rounds of election protests and challenges – that is, if challenges and protests are even allowed.
Speaking to the voter ID part of Holder’s speech, Texas Senator John Cornyn, R-San Antonio, defended Texas by saying, “Voter identification laws are constitutional and necessary to prevent fraud at the ballot box,” Cornyn said. “Facing an election challenge next year, this administration has chosen to target efforts by the states to protect the democratic process.”
Paul Gosar, R-Arizona, the Congressman from Arizona who led 22 House Republicans to propose a vote of no confidence in Holder for his handling of the Fast and Furious gunrunning scheme, suggested that Holder’s Texas speech was his third strike. Gosar said, “In the game of baseball it’s three strikes and you’re out,” Gosar said.
“First, with the Fast and Furious gunrunning operation, then with the laundering of U.S taxpayers’ money to Mexican cartels, and finally now an attempt to circumvent the states’ rights to promote secure elections, Attorney General Holder has shown that he is completely out of touch with the American people.
Mr. Gosar went on to say, “If we are to maintain the integrity of the democratic process, it is not unreasonable that voters should show appropriate identification when they turn up at polling stations and for him to suggest otherwise flies in the face of common sense,” Gosar added. “I have already called on Mr. Holder to resign over Fast and Furious. This latest speech should serve as his final strike.”
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