Basically, the court declined to hear a further challenge to Wisconsin’s Voter ID law, thus allowing it to be finally implemented. More here: and, let us be perfectly honest about something. People who strenuously oppose Voter ID laws are, frankly, fringe. A clear majority of the population – except hardcore liberals and progressives – thinks that it’s perfectly sensible to present a photo ID as proof of identity in order to vote. Whites, minorities, Republicans, Democrats, independents: time after time we keep seeing widespread support for this policy.
This is not to say that people who oppose Voter ID should shut up. What it does say is that people who oppose Voter ID should stop pretending that they speak for the American people. The American people can, in fact, speak for themselves: and they’ve clearly decided to mandate that voters show a photo ID*. Deal with it. (more…)