There’s good news, coming out of Tennessee. J. Christian Adams reports, in his article for P.J. Media, that a federal court in Tennessee has thrown out a lawsuit brought by the Green Party challenging that state’s voter ID law.
Adams says that United States District Court Judge Ronnie Greer relied on the Crawford v. Marion County Supreme Court decision in his decision to throw out the lawsuit. Adams thinks this decision could be bad news for the liberal activist groups challenging North Carolina’s election reform law – VIVA. But, Adams also makes the point that Attorney General Holder and the other opponents (William Barber of the NC NAACP, et al.) have added a twist to the lawsuits in North Carolina. According to Adams, they are “arguing what they already argued and lost in Texas and South Carolina – that the lack of “widespread” voter fraud means that the voter ID law must be a racially motivated legislative plot to harm minorities.”
Adams explains it like this: “Since legislators in Texas, South Carolina, and North Carolina could not point to “widespread” voter impersonation, racism must be the real reason behind passing voter ID.”
Holder, Barber and their vast networks of lawyers and radical liberal activists must prove that the only reason the legislators voted for the bill and the Governor signed it into law was that they are racists and they did it to disenfranchise African-Americans. That will be a tough case to make since nothing could be further from the truth. It is simple, the overwhelming majority of people in North Carolina and throughout the nation think that the requirement to show a valid ID in order to vote just makes commonsense and it will help ensure integrity in the election process. Before the new reforms, North Carolina voter/election security was non-existent.
The Voter Information Verification Act (VIVA) is the first comprehensive updating of our election laws in decades. North Carolina’s election system had become a jumble of complicated and sometimes contradictory laws and administrative decisions made by the State Board of Elections, often with little or no regard for the legislature. The voting process had become confusing and dysfunctional, with no built-in security to protect the integrity of a person’s vote.
To learn more about VIVA, click here and read “The Whole Story About Voter Reforms.”