#ncpol: SCOTUS and voter ID

judgeScowl-field and Fitz-Cryin’ over at NCPolicywatch have been engaged in tickle fights ever since the nation’s highest court split on North Carolina’s voter ID law.   It’s a blow against racism, we’re told, that no one will be able to verify anybody’s identity at the polls. 

Never mind that some of the biggest vote fraud problems in North Carolina have victimized minority voters and candidates. In Lumberton, Robeson County’s seat of government, there is one city council district where they haven’t been able to hold a clean, controversy-free election since 2003.  All three elections — 2007,2011, and 2015 — featured Native American Democrats running in a district dominated by Native American Democrat voters.

Each of those years, the state board of elections called for a new election after having found outrageous abuses of one-stop voting and same day registration (the things this voter ID law was meant to curb) among other things  In 2014 — after similar findings in a Pembroke city council race — Robeson county’s Democrat DA called for a full probe of ALL of the county’s races that year.  (Pembroke is the “home” of North Carolina’s Lumbee Indian tribe.) 

Let’s look a little closer at what the high court did in connection with this law.  Justices Roberts, Kennedy, and Alito supported allowing the law to stay on the books — minus the “pre-registration” requirement.   Justice Thomas wanted to keep the whole thing on the books.  Of course, the Democrat hacks Sotomayor, Ginsburg, Kagan, and Breyer held firm to the Democrat party line. A split means the lower court rulings stand. (There is still a vacancy on the court due to the passing of Justice Scalia.) 

It’s amazing.  When Republican presidents have nominated candidates for the high court, they kow-tow to the Democrats and put up way too many Kennedys, Souters, and O’Connors and too few Thomases and Borks.  Democrat presidents find the nastiest, most vile examples of statism and creative jurisprudence they can dig up and toss them at the Senate.  And the linguini-spined GOP caves and complies.  And that brings us to where we are.  

We’re working our way toward an environment where unelected folks in robes are handing biggovtdown dictates to govern our lives.  Politicians love it because it keeps them from having to make tough decisions.  But it has scary implications for the country.  It’s way too similar to what our ancestors fled from in the UK centuries ago.

If the federal court system is going to be presented to us as the new legislative branch, one has to ask: Where is the enforcement power?  Will armies of federal marshals be sent down to North Carolina to ensure voters are not asked for their ID when they come to the polls?

 

10 thoughts on “#ncpol: SCOTUS and voter ID

  1. It is very simple and should be easy enough to understand by any individual able to navigate themselves to the voting booth. That simplicity is, that each voter will either vote for a ” government of by and for the people” or a government of by and for the government. Only fools will vote for the latter. What foolishness drives them to maintain such a mindset varies. There are those that truly know no better, then there is the love of power and muscle $$$$$$$$.

    Browny Douglas

  2. The Soros funded lawsuit campaign against Voter ID this election is all about Hillary’s effort to get more illegal aliens to the voting booth, not about blacks for other citizen minorities. Hillary has hired an illegal alien to head up her Hispanic GOTV effort (get out the vote) which tells you a lot. Soros is running interference to cut out things that may may it difficult for illegal aliens to illegally vote, like photo Voter ID.

    This is all about stealing elections. There is a reason why most countries in the developed world have long required a photo ID to vote. Even Soros’ native country, Hungary, has done that ever since the fall of communism. Not knowing the correct identity of the voter is an open door to fraud.

  3. I was personally informed by a local NAACP that it was “too inconvenient” to have to go to DMV to get a FREE ID. Really!!!

  4. What really annoys me is how the NCGOP just rolls over and accepts this crap, then they expect us locals to shoulder the burden to try to combat it by recruiting “poll observers”, like local Party manpower needs aren’t already stretched to the limit. They should just ignore the 4th, per what an acquaintance forwarded to me……

    “Here are some thoughts on what can be done in this battle between North Carolina & the ‘Federales’. It is fairly simple, too.
    Here’s how it would work…
    NC Governor Pat McCrory issues an Executive Order directing the NC State Board of Elections to proceed with SL2013-381 as written. Here is a template for the governor to use:
    ..
    Executive Order
    From the Office of the Governor of the Great State of North Carolina – For Immediate Release
    EXECUTIVE ORDER No. _____
    WHEREAS, the U.S. Constitution plainly states that the federal judiciary has certain limitations on what it can, and can not do. Article III, Section 2, Clause 2 states that any case in which a ‘State’, or any of its ‘Public Ministers’ is a party, the Supreme Court shall have ‘ORIGINAL JURISDICTION’.
    “In all Cases affecting Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls, and those in which a State shall be Party, the Supreme Court shall have original Jurisdiction.”
    WHEREAS, The 4th Circuit Court of Appeals has clearly overstepped its authority, henceforth, the North Carolina State Board of Elections, and all related agencies, shall consider this opinion by the court, issued on July 29, 2016, to be Null & Void.
    http://www.ca4.uscourts.gov/Opinions/Published/161468.P.pdf
    WHEREAS, The North Carolina Constitution, Article III, Section 5, Clause 10 states;
    “…the Governor may make such changes in the allocation of offices and agencies and in the allocation of those functions, powers, and duties as he considers necessary for efficient administration. If those changes affect existing law, they shall be set forth in executive orders, …”
    NOW, THEREFORE, by the power vested in me as Governor by the Constitution and laws of North Carolina, IT IS ORDERED:
    The Great State of North Carolina will proceed with our November 2016 general elections according to the provisions and procedures defined in SESSION LAW 2013-381, aka “Voter Information Verification Act” that I signed into law on August 12, 2013.
    http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/Sessions/2013/Bills/House/HTML/H589v9.html

    IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto signed my name and affixed the Great Seal of the State of North Carolina at the Capitol in the City of Raleigh, this ___ day of _______ in the year of our Lord two thousand and sixteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty.

    Now, folks will be screaming saying “YOU CAN’T DO THAT! You’re Violating Federal Court Rulings.” Actually, no he isn’t. You see, here in the U.S.A., our courts do NOT issue rulings. They issue what is called “An Opinion of the Court”. Kings make ‘Rulings’, judges do not. .

    As pointed out in earlier blog posts, our US federal district & appeals courts, the 4th District in this case, have no authority over any cases in which a ‘STATE’ is a party. The supreme Court has ‘Original Jurisdiction’ over those cases. It plainly says so in the US Constitution, Article III, Section 2, Clause 2: “In all Cases affecting Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls, and those in which a State shall be Party, the supreme Court shall have original Jurisdiction.”
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    Page 3 of the 4th Circuit’s opinion showing that indeed the “State of North Carolina” is a party in this case.

    Now, has the Supreme Court heard the arguments concerning this case? Have the lawyers for both parties presented their evidence

    directly to the Supreme Court? No they haven’t!

    Is the ‘STATE of NC’ a party in this law suit brought on by the liberal left? Yes, it IS!

    Is Governor Patrick McCrory (who is a public Minister BTW) — is he ‘affected’ by this suit? Yes, he IS!

    Has the Supreme Court recently made an opinion that stated Voter ID was acceptable? Yes they have; even recently, in 2008.
    ..
    Crawford v. Marion County Election Board, 553 U.S. 181 (2008), is a United States Supreme Court case holding that an Indiana law requiring voters to provide photo IDs did not violate the Constitution of the United States. ~ Wikipedia
    So, we’ve established that lower districts & circuit appeals Courts have no authority & we’ve established that the governor has the power to direct his agencies for an ‘efficient administration’.
    ..
    Lets put some ICING on this cake, shall we.

    18 U.S.C., Chapter 29 § 595. Interference by administrative employees of Federal, State, or Territorial Governments
    Whoever, being a person employed in any administrative position by the United States, or by any department or agency thereof, … uses his official authority for the purpose of interfering with, or affecting, the nomination or the election of any candidate for the office of President, Vice President, Presidential elector, Member of the Senate, Member of the House of Representatives, Delegate from the District of Columbia, or Resident Commissioner, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than one year, or both.

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/USCODE-2011-title18/html/USCODE-2011-title18-partI-chap29-sec595.htm

    Summary: The feds have made opinions by courts that do not have jurisdiction. The state of NC recognizes this fact and ignores the said opinions. And we’ve now been informed that the feds can’t interfere with this general election without breaking federal law.”

    1. This issue should have been raised when it was still in District Court. When it was at the Court of Appeals, the state should have demanded that Judge Wynne, a member of the NAACP, recuse himself since the NAACP was a party to the case, giving him a massive conflict of interest. None of that was done.

      In the state court Voter ID case, the judge handling it is also an NAACP member. Why is the state not demanding the he recuse himself for that massive conflict of interest? Moreover, he is a candidate on the ballot himself in November giving him another massive conflict of interest. Nothing seems to be being done about that. If he does not recuse himself, there ought to be complaints filed with the Judicial Standards Commission and the State Bar.

  5. Evidentally the inconvenient DMV is just too camoflaged amongst all of the convenience stores. Maybe the DMV should start selling lottery tickets.

    Browny Douglas

  6. Peers to me that exercise of the action suggested in the template SO WELL put forth by Toxhandlers “aquaintance” should be a no brainer. Here’s hoping there is no testosterone problem. If that is no problem the only problem may be lack of parking spaces at the polls for conservative minded voters.

    Browny Douglas

  7. I totally agree with Browny and Toxhandler and will try to make this undestood while the NC Board of Elections meeting on Thursday. If we fail Craven County may lobby some of our nearby military bases to help us prevent illegals from registering or voting. I am tired of our courts writing laws, and even more tired of citizens and government bodies responding to their “opinions” as though they are “rulings”. Aren’t you?

    1. Back in the 1790s, Georgia got really upset over a US Supreme Court ruling and a bill was introduced that actually passed one house of the legislature to make it a capital felony for any federal official to come into the state to try to enforce that decision, punishment by death without benefit of clergy.

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