6/28: Texas wants to use its Supreme Court redistricting victory to prove that arguments against the state's voter ID laws are invalid.
1/4: The case of Fish v. Kobach challenging Kansas law requiring proof of citizenship will go to trial in March.
Nearly 500 pieces of legislation have been introduced around the country this year to make voting easier.
The most consequential election in our lifetime is still 10 months away, but it's clear from the Obama administration's order halting South Carolina's new photo ID law that the Democrats already have brought a gun to a knife fight. How else to describe this naked assault on the right of a state to create minimal requirements to curb vote fraud?
Is it racist to require people to show a photo ID when they vote? You need a photo ID for nearly any meaningful transaction, such as cashing checks, including government checks. If this simple requirement "suppresses" the vote, maybe we need to ask why it's such a great idea to push for universal suffrage for every adult who is merely breathing. Of course, even this latter requirement would suppress the vote in Chicago and New Orleans, where dead people get to vote all the time - and do so cheerfully.