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Voter ID law wins big in Mississippi primary, even though not on ballot

Voter ID law wins big in Mississippi primary, even though not on ballot

Perhaps the Mississippi experience will be Exhibit A in the next court challenge to Voter ID laws.

Hans von Spakovsky, writing at the Heritage Foundation’s newly launched Daily Signal, writes about the biggest hardly told story coming out of the Mississippi primary last Tuesday, The Biggest Non-Story in Tuesday’s Elections? Mississippi Voter ID Implemented With No Problems:

It wasn’t the biggest story following Tuesday’s elections in various states, but it was the biggest and most-ignored non-story.

Mississippi’s new voter ID law got its first run in the June 3 primary, and the sky did not fall. Despite the tiresome and disproven claims by opponents that such laws cause wholesale voter disenfranchisement and are intended to suppress votes, Mississippi “sailed through” its first test of the new ID requirements, according to The Clarion Ledger, the newspaper of Jackson, Miss.

Aside from being able to use any form of government-issued photo ID, like every other state with ID requirements, Mississippi provides a free ID for anyone who does not already have a government-issued photo ID.  Contrary to the claims of those who say large numbers of Americans don’t have an ID, Mississippi estimated that only 0.8 percent of Mississippians lacked an ID.  In fact, even that may have been an overestimate since the state had to issue only about 1,000 voter ID cards. All those who forgot their ID on Tuesday also could vote by an affidavit as long as they returned and showed an ID within five days.

Ballotpedia has a state-by-state guide to Voter I.D. laws, many of which are under judicial attack as disenfranchising minorities.

Perhaps the Mississippi experience will be Exhibit A in the next court challenge to Voter I.D. laws.


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Voter ID is such a racist concept that Nelson Mandela implemented it in South Africa.

PersonFromPorlock | June 7, 2014 at 1:35 pm

Out of curiosity, was there any fall-off in the number of Democratic voters?

We don’t need no steenking voters ! We have judges !

    genes in reply to pjm. | June 7, 2014 at 6:18 pm

    I don’t recall who said it but it bears repeating.
    “It’s not who votes that counts, it’s who counts the votes”

Voter IDs in Chicago all come with Benjamin Franklin signatories.

I’m so glad it was implemented. The illegal voting in many Democrat controlled counties has been out of control for decades. Many counties have more registered voters than they do people living in the county.

Nowhere Voter ID requirements have been implemented have there been any problems of the sort the lying filth who oppose them claim. NOWHERE.

Remember they trotted out a 93-year-old black grandmother in North Carolina to say getting a ID would be a burden on her? Well, turned out she already had a photo ID from the DMV. They didn’t ask her if she had one.

My favorite anti-ID argument is “But there is no evidence of widespread fraud!”

Of course not – as long as Democrats can run their subs in for the people who don’t vote and don’t have to show ID, how can we ever catch them? If it wasn’t significant, they would not be fighting the law so hard.

Sadly, the Party of Jefferson has degenerated into a party of thieves, parasites, socialists, and criminals of every stripe. Those who claim “there is no difference between the parties” have either never met a Democrat, or are just too dumb to realize it when their pocket is picked.

Democracy is an illegitimate enterprise when practiced without accountability. It’s ironic, yet historical, that Democrats would oppose positive identification to mitigate disenfranchisement.