Supreme Court Agrees To Hear Case On Federal Election ID


The United States Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case regarding Nevada Proposition 20o, which was designed to stop illegal immigrants from voting.   The legal dispute dates back to 2004.  According to NBC News, “The measure amended state election laws to require voters to show proof of citizenship to register to vote, as well as identification to cast a ballot at the polls”.  The question of requiring proof of citizenship to vote seems almost silly.  In the city of New York, you can’t apply for a library card without a driver’s license.  Every airport in the country requires ID to get on an airplane.  The United States Constitution clearly states in Article II, Section I,  “No person except a natural-born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President; neither shall any Person be eligible to that Office who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty-five Years, and been fourteen Years a Resident within the United States”.  Can it be any more clear than that?  If one has to be a citizen, born in this country and residing here for fourteen years, to qualify to run for President, I find it difficult to believe the Supreme Court would find it Unconstitutional to ask for ID to vote.  Turning the issue of voter ID in to an Anti-Republican, discrimination campaign is reprehensible and flat-out wrong.  To quote VP Biden it’s “Malarkey”  Illegal immigrants should not be allowed to vote and asking citizens for ID is not unreasonable.  This is 2012, not 1912.  Every state offers non drivers license ID and there are four years between every election.  That’s more than enough time for someone to take themselves down to motor vehicles and obtain a government ID.  Only the party, in whose interest it is to see everyone living here has a right to vote, regardless of proof of that right, would make this a contentious issue.  That of course is the Democratic Party.  The US Supreme Court needs to put this issue to bed, once and for all.

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