Well, I guess having Neil Gorsuch on the Supreme Court means exactly nothing for the state of North Carolina, or any state that believes voter ID should be a requirement to avoid voter fraud.
In 2013, when Governor Pat McCrory took over Raleigh and began undoing all the foul damage two decades of Democrat governors had done to the state, one of his most excellent moves was to sign legislation that put commonsense voter ID laws into effect in the state.
The usual liberal players, who seem to benefit most where there are no protections against voter fraud, pulled their usual tricks out of their filthy liberal pockets and screamed: RACISM!
Because everybody knows minorities are weak, dumb, and need white liberal Democrats to hold their hands and tell them how to get by.
Sadly, minorities apparently agree with them, because they keep voting for them and their failed policies, as if one more really bad piece of legislation is going to turn everything around.
Weeks before the 2016 election, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, a bench of rancid liberal activists, overturned North Carolina’s voter ID law, saying it targeted black voters disproportionately.
So what did the voter ID law require that was so awful?
The law required voters to present an approved form of photo identification before casting a valid ballot; reduced the early voting period from 17 to 10 days; eliminated out-of-precinct voting; eliminated same-day registration and voting; and eliminated preregistration by 16-year-olds.
Maybe it’s my white privilege showing, but how, exactly, does this target black voters? How is any of this a detriment, especially when all voters, regardless of race, had to adhere to it?
The state took the case to the Supreme Court, seeking to have the lower court’s ruling overturned, in order to reinstate voter ID in the Tar Heel state, but today, the Supreme Court ruled that minorities in North Carolina are too dumb to figure out how to get ID, or at least, too dumb to figure out how to pull it out of their pockets and show it at a voting station.
In a statement, Chief Justice John Roberts noted that the court’s refusal to hear the case isn’t a judgment on its merits.
“Given the blizzard of filings over who is and who is not authorized to seek review in this Court under North Carolina law, it is important to recall our frequent admonition that ‘the denial of a writ of certiorari imports no expression of opinion upon the merits of the case,’” he said.
So SCOTUS just doesn’t want to be bothered with it and North Carolina, that saw a rash of voter fraud and misconduct in the 2016 election, is stuck with a bad system, a corrupt governor, and little recourse to bring integrity back to our system of voting.
And yes, the ACLU and the Southern Coalition for Social Justice (Just drips with annoying, liberal angst, doesn’t it?) are doing a victory lap on the ashes of ACTUAL justice and fair elections in the state.
“This law, enacted with what the appeals court called discriminatory intent and ‘almost surgical precision’ targeting African-American voters, is meeting its much-deserved demise,” Dale Ho, director of the ACLU’s Voting Rights Project, said in a statement.
“An ugly chapter in voter suppression is finally closing.”
That’s liberal code for: Voter fraud is now the law of the land in the Old North State – Democrats rejoice!