If you aren’t convinced the 2016 presidential election is being rigged, think again!
States across the country, including Texas and Wisconsin, have sensible laws in place that require ID cards be used to identify voters on election day.
But a Federal Court just changed that! Rulings have been made in Wisconsin and Texas regarding their voter ID laws, after judges agreed the laws are somehow racially discriminatory.
Americans are required to show ID when they drive, open a bank account, visit the White House, or rent a movie… But when voters are asked to identify themselves, it’s considered racist.
These moves opens the floodgates to massive voter fraud in November:
A U.S. judge on Wednesday approved a deal reached between Texas and civil rights groups to remedy a voter identification law that was found to be discriminatory and in violation of the U.S. Voting Rights Act by an appeals court last month, lawyers in the case said.
Courts in recent weeks have blocked voter ID laws passed by several Republican-led states after civil rights groups argued the measures were discriminatory and prevented poor and minority voters – who typically support Democrats – from casting ballots because they could not obtain authorized ID cards.
In a separate voter ID decision on Wednesday concerning measures in Wisconsin, a U.S. appeals court suspended a remedy being worked out to weaken that state’s law.
A federal judge struck down portions of the law last month law and ordered the state to revamp its voter identification rules, finding that they disenfranchised minority voters.
Texas was ordered by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in July to work out a fix ahead of the November general election to the law that required voters to show government-issued IDs such as a driver’s license, passport or concealed handgun license before casting a ballot.
An agreement reached between the state and plaintiffs earlier this month was approved by a U.S. district judge, lawyers for plaintiffs said.
“This is an important victory for voters,” said Myrna Pérez, deputy director of the New York University School of Law Brennan Center’s Democracy Program, which fought against the law.
Plaintiffs had argued the existing Texas law could exclude as many as 600,000 voters, mostly racial minorities such as Latinos and African-Americans and the impoverished who could not obtain the appropriate identification.
With Hillary Clinton being the most unpopular presidential candidate in history, Democrats will resort to every court maneuver possible to help tip the scales in her favor. The fix might already be in.
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