The Justice Department is trying to use the Voting Rights Act to knock out Texas's voter ID law. The most relevant part of the Voting Rights Act, Section 5, was struck down by the Supreme Court in June. That Section 5 had required some states to get federal pre-clearance of any changes in voting law. Now that it is invalidated, the Justice Department is making a contrived argument based on Section 2.
Texas simply want to ensure that votes are legally cast. It appears that the liberals think that illegal votes will be cast predominantly for Democrats, and so they are inventing absurd arguments to make such votes valid.
Liberals argue that voter fraud is not a serious concern because the number of proven instances of voter fraud is low. But when people are allowed to vote without identification, there is no easy way to catch voting fraud, and it is likely that many fraudulent votes go unnoticed. Just take one funny example. When a young, white activist showed up at Attorney General Eric Holder's polling place claiming to be Holder himself, nobody challenged him and he was given a ballot. How can Attorney General Holder dismiss voting fraud, when his own ballot was offered for fraudulent use?
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