In a previous column, I mentioned how the deliciously wicked, funny and witty political columnist and best-selling author Ann Coulter once wrote that when liberals pass by a graveyard, they see potential voters. My response to Coulter’s statement was that when liberals see hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens swarming over our unprotected borders, they see potential voters.
I also alleged in my article that an added bonus for the liberal-left is that these illegal aliens can’t speak English and are ripe for indoctrination by the Democrat Party’s Hispanic overseers within the “liberal plantation.”
Whether he agrees or not, Superior Court Judge Melvin Westmoreland’s ruling that, Georgia’s law requiring voters to show identification is unconstitutional, is allowing illegal aliens, felons and dead folks to continue voting in Georgia.
The judge struck down a newly enacted law that requires Georgia voters to present government-issued photo identification cards before they are allowed to cast a ballot.
He said the requirement violated the State Constitution by placing an undue burden on the fundamental right to vote.
Although the Georgia legislature passed the requirement, Judge Westmoreland said such a change would require citizens to approve an amendment to the State Constitution, which now stipulates that voters must be 18 years old, mentally competent and state residents.
The judge’s temporary injunction was in response to a legal challenge against the requirement filed by former Gov. Roy Barnes. A rabidly partisan-Democrat Barnes argued that the requirement would make it harder for minorities, the elderly and the poor to vote, although he’s never explained how presenting an ID card before voting would create any hardships for voters unless they are captured with fake ID and attempting to vote illegally.
Government officials immediately vowed to appeal the ruling to the Georgia Supreme Court. Gov. Sonny Perdue, a Republican, who signed the measure into law earlier this year, said it was needed to ensure the integrity of elections in the state.
“The sad fact is that dead people have cast votes in Georgia and — before this law is implemented — there was no way to tell how many deceased voters, felons or even illegal aliens may have been casting ballots in Georgia elections,” Mr. Perdue said in a press statement issued on Friday.
The law also faces a challenge in federal court, where a consortium of left-wing groups have sued the state on the grounds that it’s actions also violates the United States Constitution.
Since the Voter ID law passed in March 2005, the law has been an issue of contention between the legislators and the judges, with lawmakers struggling to find a way to put the measure into effect without violating federal or state voter protections.
The legislation’s first version required voters to have a driver’s license or other government ID, or to buy a special state card.
That law was struck down in October by a federal judge, who said the requirement that voters buy the card amounted to an unconstitutional poll tax.
The law was then rewritten by the Republican-led legislature to make the special Voter ID cards free. But the new version continued to draw strong criticism. Civil rights groups say those who lack a photo identification are more likely to be black or Hispanic, poor, or elderly