The Department of Justice will not challenge Virginia’s new voter ID law
Eric Holder and the Department of Injustice have been challenging newly passed voter ID laws in every state which has passed them. Because Virginia left the Union before the War Between the States any voter laws the state passes must be approved by the federal government under the Voting Rights Act, but in an interesting turn of events the Department of Injustice has approved Virginia’s new voter ID law and will not challenge it in court.
At first glance this would seem like a victory, but there is a difference between Virginia’s new voter ID law and laws passed by states the Department of Injustice is suing. The difference between Virginia’s new law and laws passed by other states is the fact that Virginia still doesn’t require a photo ID; one simply needs to produce a valid Social Security number (and those are never stolen, right?) an electric bill, a paycheck stub, or something to that effect.
In other words voters in Virginia only have to prove they are alive (which is a plus) and are residents of Virginia, they do not have to prove they are in the country legally and they do not have to prove they are not felons so the federal government does not have a problem with this law.