AG Holder tells Georgia to drop voter ID

Andy McCarthy at The Corner believes that AG Eric Holder telling Georgia it can no longer enforce its own laws on making voters prove who they are before they can cast a ballot means that the Democrats are already winning the 2010 election by insuring illegal aliens are allowed to vote:

Never a dull moment with the Justice Department of Eric Holder, aka "the right man at the right time to protect our citizens in the critical years ahead."

In fact, it would be more accurate to say he's the right man at the right time to protect our non-citizens in the critical years ahead. Unbelievably (or, perhaps, entirely too believably), Holder has told Georgia that it may no longer verify identification in order to ensure that voting is done only by citizens eligible to vote.

The AP article quotes Loretta King of the Justice Department in a letter to Georgia authorities that voter ID laws are "frequently inaccurate and has a "discriminatory effect" on minority voters."

 I suppose the process is "inaccurate" if you buy social security numbers or drivers licenses - a practice that illegal aliens enthusiastically embrace.

Further, "This flawed system frequently subjects a disproportionate number of African-American, Asian and/or Hispanic voters to additional, and more importantly, erroneous burdens on the right to register to vote," writes King. The "burden" is that voters must buy a state ID in order to cast a ballot, something that Georgia recognized would be a hardship for the poor and actually subsidizes the purchase for those who can't afford the cost.

And what, praytell, is a "disproportionate" number? Only in the minds of a bureaucrat with a political agenda would such subjective criteria be used to thwart the will of the people.

Georgia can appeal the ruling but you and I know where that will get them. And most importantly, this ruling by DOJ will chill any other efforts across the nation for state voter ID legislation - which it was entirely intended to do.

Hat Tip: Ed Lasky

Andy McCarthy at The Corner believes that AG Eric Holder telling Georgia it can no longer enforce its own laws on making voters prove who they are before they can cast a ballot means that the Democrats are already winning the 2010 election by insuring illegal aliens are allowed to vote:

Never a dull moment with the Justice Department of Eric Holder, aka "the right man at the right time to protect our citizens in the critical years ahead."

In fact, it would be more accurate to say he's the right man at the right time to protect our non-citizens in the critical years ahead. Unbelievably (or, perhaps, entirely too believably), Holder has told Georgia that it may no longer verify identification in order to ensure that voting is done only by citizens eligible to vote.

The AP article quotes Loretta King of the Justice Department in a letter to Georgia authorities that voter ID laws are "frequently inaccurate and has a "discriminatory effect" on minority voters."

 I suppose the process is "inaccurate" if you buy social security numbers or drivers licenses - a practice that illegal aliens enthusiastically embrace.

Further, "This flawed system frequently subjects a disproportionate number of African-American, Asian and/or Hispanic voters to additional, and more importantly, erroneous burdens on the right to register to vote," writes King. The "burden" is that voters must buy a state ID in order to cast a ballot, something that Georgia recognized would be a hardship for the poor and actually subsidizes the purchase for those who can't afford the cost.

And what, praytell, is a "disproportionate" number? Only in the minds of a bureaucrat with a political agenda would such subjective criteria be used to thwart the will of the people.

Georgia can appeal the ruling but you and I know where that will get them. And most importantly, this ruling by DOJ will chill any other efforts across the nation for state voter ID legislation - which it was entirely intended to do.

Hat Tip: Ed Lasky