Whiny College Students Claim Discrimination Over NC Voter ID Law
The funniest part about all these voter ID lawsuits is that the groups suing could use all the money they’re spending to purchase legal state ID cards for everyone
(NY Times) Joining a challenge to a state law alongside the N.A.A.C.P., the American Civil Liberties Union and the Justice Department, lawyers for seven college students and three voter-registration advocates are making the novel constitutional argument that the law violates the 26th Amendment, which lowered the voting age to 18 from 21. The amendment also declares that the right to vote “shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or any state on account of age.”
Hmm, there’s another Amendment which uses the word a similar word to abridged, “infringed“, but these same Leftist groups have no qualms about violating that. They also do not mind violating Free Speech with all sorts of “code of conduct” style restrictions at colleges. Nor free expression of religion.
“There’s an unprecedented effort nationally by Republican-controlled legislatures to restrict the franchise in a way we haven’t seen in a long time,” said Marc Elias, the Democratic election lawyer bringing the age-discrimination claim. “Young voting in particular is a part of that effort.”
What about all the Democrat states, such as Hawaii, that require ID? Voters are also required to sign a book verifying they cast a vote!!!!
Under the North Carolina law passed last year, the period for early voting was shortened and same-day registration was eliminated. Beginning in 2016, voters will need to show photo identification, and student ID cards, including those issued by state universities, will not be acceptable. In most instances, neither will an out-of-state driver’s license.
The law also eliminated a program in which teenagers filled out their voter-registration forms early and were automatically registered when they turned 18.
“For people like me, it makes what should be a simple process very difficult,” said Josue Berduo, 20, an economics major at North Carolina State University and a Democrat who is one of the plaintiffs.
Sniffle, poor little snowflakes, actually having to go and register when they turn 18. Such a burden! And obtaining a legally recognized ID card? Goodness, it would be so burdensome to have to pay *GASP* $10 for an ID, and, oh, yeah, have a document that proves they are a North Carolina resident. I’m pretty certain that most students have at least a state ID card or driver’s license, which are necessary to get into bars, even if one is not old enough to drink.
Mr. Berduo, who is from Asheville, N.C., has a state identification card. But many students do not, he said, and no matter how much attention the law gets, some students will be unaware of the changes and will arrive at polling places carrying out-of-state licenses or student identification cards.
Well, if they have an out of state ID, then are they North Carolina residents and eligible to vote in North Carolina elections? Should they not be voting in their own states? I was a New Jersey resident for most of my undergraduate time at ECU. I voted in NJ. Not NC. If students who are North Carolina residents want to vote, there is a simple solution: obtain a valid ID card. It’s super easy. But the point of all the suits is to make it easier for Democrats to cheat, in this case to make it easier for out of state students to vote in North Carolina and their home states.
And, in a big shocker, the students can go to the DMV and obtain a free, yes, free, Voter ID Card. All you have to do is prove a few things, including that you are a NC resident. Democrats want more and more and more rules, regulations, and laws that impact our lives on a daily basis, yet freak out over voter ID (in Red states, of course, not where required in Blue states).