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The Department of Justice will not challenge Virginia’s new voter ID law

August 21, 2012

 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.

6 Comments leave one →
  1. Sonny permalink
    August 21, 2012 8:01 pm

    You need a picture ID to buy cigarettes or alcohol, have a picture school ID to attend school, join the military, get a job, drive a car, use welfare, cash a check, use a credit card (often), but when you’re selecting the most influential person in the country, neigh the world, you can use a utility bill or payroll stub you’ve pulled out of someones trash….. Awesome.


    • August 21, 2012 10:46 pm

      It is maddening, isn’t it! It seems like such a weak argument the left makes against voter ID and yet it seems to be effective for them.


  2. August 21, 2012 8:50 pm

    What should be more important in a free country than the sanctity of the vote. It amazes me that Venezuela has much better controls on who can vote than the United States.. We know why Holder and Company are against voter IDs. They want to be anle to steal the election if necessary


    • August 21, 2012 10:48 pm

      We sure do know why they are against it, and it is disgraceful. We need ID to do so many things in this country, but the most important thing we can do as Americans is elect out leaders and for that we need no proof that we are who we say we are.


  3. LD Jackson permalink
    August 21, 2012 9:33 pm

    It doesn’t sound too much like a voter ID law to me.


    • August 21, 2012 10:49 pm

      A very weak law if you ask me, I guess that is why Holder thinks it is okay.


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