Skip to comments.Supreme Court allows North Dakota to enforce voter ID laws
Posted on 10/09/2018 3:38:04 PM PDT by yesthatjallen
The Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to toss out an appeals court order that allows North Dakota to enforce its voter ID requirement during the 2018 elections.
The request to toss out the order came from a group of Native American residents who are challenging a new state law that requires voters to present identification that includes a current residential street address.
The challengers argued the new rule disenfranchises a disproportionate share of the population because many Native American voters live on reservations with no street addresses.
The District Court agreed and temporarily blocked the state secretary from enforcing the new requirements during the primary elections, but the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals blocked that court order last month.
The challengers asked the Supreme Court in an urgent request submitted to the Justice Neil Gorsuch to toss out the Eighth Circuit stay, arguing it has left thousands of Native American voters unable to cast ballots, but the court denied the request without explanation.
The Court's newest member, Brett Kavanaugh, did not take part in the decision.
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, however, filed a dissenting opinion, which Justice Elena Kagan joined.
Ginsburg said she would have granted the challengers request. She said last-minute court orders affecting elections, especially conflicting orders, can result in voter confusion and keep people from turning out to the polls.
The risk of voter confusion appears severe here because the injunction against requiring residential-address identification was in force during the primary election and because the Secretary of States website announced for months the ID requirements as they existed under that injunction, Ginsburg said.
Reasonable voters may well assume that the IDs allowing them to vote in the primary election would remain valid in the general election.
The Rez votes for Democrats even though it was the Democrats that forced them onto the Rez . . . hmmm?
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, however, filed a dissenting opinion
Going forward,”Not present” should be the vote for this ole hag
Yeah, cause people are too stupid to figure out where they need to go to vote and what they need to bring.
Well, seems to me the Reservation Council needs to start naming their streets and assigning addresses. Problem solved.
“Supreme court allows”?
Idiots at the hill.com.
Certain violations of such laws should earn the individual 10 years at Club Fed.
I could be wrong, here, but I doubt if Ginsberg “said” anything. I doubt she can dictate or type, let alone hand write anything. Her law clerks are most likely doing this on their own, with her nodding her head...when she’s able.
The Rezthat reminds me of one of my all time favorite TV series, Longmire. :0)
In Arizona, when I was looking at the part where you put your street address, you can also just put the latitude and longitude (or something like that) in case you live in a hogan in the middle of nowhere or have your trailer parked in the mountains or something.
You mean actually solve the problem instead of letting it fester and be prolonged? Innovative. I wish government thought like that.
Just another sham argument.
Full disclosure . . . after the fact . . . that’s where I stoled it from.
I just looked up South Dakota’s voter registration law and form. This article is lying. There is nothing there that prevents a person from using a p.o. address, such as a rural address would have. Just another democrat stunt to try to allow illegals to vote.
Longmire was such a great show!!! Loved the characters: Walt, Vick, Henry Standing Bear, Mathias, The Ferg :0)
Will any of the streets be named for Fauxcahontas?
Here’s the actual ruling from the 8th:
What was Vick’s brother’s name?
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