The Supreme Court recently ruled that Arizona and Kansas could not impose requirements in elections that voters had to provide proof of American citizenship. Retuters reported:
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a new case on voter registration in Arizona and Kansas, meaning the two states will not be able to require applicants to show proof of citizenship.
By rejecting a joint appeal by the states, the high court left in place a November 2014 ruling by the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. That appeals court decided that the U.S. Election Assistance Commission, a federal agency that oversees changes to state voter registration procedures, was not required to grant the states’ request that proof of citizenship be added to registration requirements.
The voter ID debate in the United States has been driven largely by accusations of “racism” – implying that minorities are somehow differently abled to get even free IDs before elections.
Polling on the issue show that between 70% and 74% of Americans support voter IDs to ensure elections integrity. Nevertheless, a shocking new poll from Rasmussen finds that a majority of Democrats believe that illegal immigrants should be able to vote in U.S. elections.
Well, check out the T-shirt that a now-deceased national figure has on in one of the most racially divided nations of his day:
That’s anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela wearing a T-shirt that endorses getting an ID and voting in 1998. Maybe voter ID isn’t a racial issue after all?