US Supreme Court upholds Wisconsin voter ID reform.

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. Continue reading US Supreme Court upholds Wisconsin voter ID reform.

Oh, look. Pennsylvania Democrats want Voter ID for THEIR stuff.

Do as they say, not as they do:


Gotta wonder why they think it’s OK for them to have verification, but not the rest of us. Then again: I’ve had lunch in that hotel. It’s a very nice, and rather pricey, venue: presumably the Democratic party bigwigs that picked it don’t want just anybody sneaking in and raiding the buffet table. Or… perhaps the Democratic party really does believe its own agitprop that minorities don’t have picture IDs as a matter of course? No, wait, their own token minority members would probably be seen as ‘reliable’ enough to be allowed ID.  I guess we’re just going to have to go with “the Democrats are defending the cake trolley” interpretation.


MSNBC: those Nazis in Texas with their driver’s license laws! (…Which are much like, erm, Maryland’s*.)

OK, let’s set the scene:

[Lynne] Messinger said she spoke to a clerk at the desk, and explained that she had a California driver’s license. She has houses in both California and Texas and goes back and forth between the two, but decided several years ago to switch her voting residency to Texas.

The clerk left for a few minutes, then told her to take a seat. At that point, Messinger said, a state trooper summoned her into his back office, saying he needed to speak to her. Once inside his office, Messinger said the trooper insisted on seeing all the documentation she had brought, and demanded to know where she lives and pays taxes. He even told her she could be jailed for driving with a California license.* It is illegal to drive in Texas on another state’s driver’s license 90 days after moving into the state.

Continue reading MSNBC: those Nazis in Texas with their driver’s license laws! (…Which are much like, erm, Maryland’s*.)

Quote of the Day, Voter ID Is Winning edition.

Turns out that we can do ‘Long Wars,’ too.

In one month, voters will go to the polls to elect the entire House of Representatives and a third of the Senate. Will the midterms be clean? Could some elections be stolen? Everyone ostensibly agrees that voters have a right to know that their decision is not being ignored. And a clear majority supports a simple way to make sure: voter ID.

You would not know it if you read only the New York Times or watched only MSNBC, but the Left and President Obama are losing their fight to block the widespread introduction of voter ID cards. In courts of law and the court of public opinion, the issue is gaining traction. With few exceptions, liberal pressure groups have lost lawsuits in state after state, with courts tossing out their faux claims that ID laws are discriminatory, unconstitutional or suppress minority voting.

Via Instapundit.


Wisconsin Voter ID reforms back in place for midterms.

This is a pretty good summary of what happened, which is a relief, because it’s also an official document:

On August 21, 2014, this court issued an order providing that the motion for a stay would be considered by the panel assigned to decide the case on the merits. This order further provided that the state was free, in the interim, to implement the changes to the procedures for obtaining (or excusing reliance on) birth certificates, and similar documents, that the Supreme Court of Wisconsin adopted in Milwaukee Branch of NAACP v. Walker, 2014 WI 98 (July 31, 2014).

Having read the briefs and heard oral argument, this court now stays the injunction issued by the district court. The State of Wisconsin may, if it wishes (and if it is appropriate under rules of state law), enforce the photo ID requirement in this November’s elections.

More via Hot Air.  Basically, this is a definite step back for Voter ID opponents – who have, by the way, a decidedly minority opinion on this position; and I don’t mean ‘a position taken by racial minorities‘ – as they’re stuck now with a Voter ID program in Wisconsin that’s essentially identical with one that’s already passed Constitutional scrutiny. It’s going to be very interesting to see how they plan to pursue an appeal under those circumstances, although goodness knows the Democrats will certainly try.

Moe Lane

Democrats demagogue Voter ID laws in order to please their white liberal base. Period.

Because we’ve seen these results in the polls before:

Seven in 10 registered voters are in favor of identification laws in order to root out fraud at the ballot box, according to a Fox News poll released this week.

The survey found majority support in every major demographic, including black voters and Democrats.

Continue reading Democrats demagogue Voter ID laws in order to please their white liberal base. Period.

The obligatory “Anti Voter ID marchers require Photo ID to march” post.

The heck of it is: these are all good rules for marchers.


Sensible advice all around. Especially the part where you use photo ID to make sure that everyone and everything is on the up-and-up.

Moe Lane (crosspost)

PS: I thought that it was impossible for North Carolinian minorities to get valid photo IDs! …Well, no, I didn’t: not being a racist, I don’t have as low an opinion of the intelligence and competence of North Carolinian minorities as does, apparently, the NC NAACP.

Question and Answer time with Unca Moe! (Voter ID edition)

Q. Unca Moe, why is James Fallows doing his level best to bang a drum and holler about those eeeeevillll Voter ID Laws, when he knows full well he’s wasting his time, given that 3/4ths of the population support them?  Is it because he’s one of those wicked Leftists who think that black people are too stupid to drive cars, buy alcohol, cash checks, serve in the military, or just go get a picture ID?

A. Oh, of course Jimmy doesn’t believe any of those wicked, wicked things: he writes for the Atlantic, which has maintained minimum standards for decorum and ethics for its columnists ever since they got rid of Andrew Sullivan.  No, Jimmy’s just alarmed that Barack Obama may actually lose, and so is just preparing the narrative about how we evil, vicious Republicans stole the election again. Continue reading Question and Answer time with Unca Moe! (Voter ID edition)

#rsrh My pointless attempt to explain things to Charles Blow.

“Pointless” because Blow must be phoning it in on this nonsense about oligarchy and voter ID and the rest; nobody’s this obtuse.  Well, nobody who writes for what is still a large metropolitan newspaper.  Still, just in case he’s being read by people who don’t get it, here goes: the reason why there’s no liberal ‘outrage’ over Voter ID is because there’s a difference between stuff that bugs you because it bugs you and stuff that bugs you because your side is against it.  Voter ID is a prime example of the latter; whether they admit it or not, most people will at least privately concede that if you need picture ID to buy booze, cash a check, drive a motor vehicle, or fly in an airplane, then it’s not unreasonable to need picture ID to vote.  They also subconsciously assume that city/county/state governments are all run by public sector union employees (read: Democrats) who will make sure that minority applicants will get their ID.

So… sure, rah-rah, Voter ID bad, where’s the phone?  I feel like pizza.

And that’s how it goes.  No conspiracy, no complacency, just a whole lot of humoring the paranoid.  Democratic party specialty, which is why I’m visibly disbelieving that Blow doesn’t know the score, too.

Moe Lane

(Via Hot Air Headlines)