POLIZETTE — In a display of blatant judicial activism, the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday upheld an earlier ruling that a Texas voter ID law does not comply with the Voting Rights Act.
The court’s politically motivated decision essentially rewrites the Constitution, and effectively grants the right to vote to non-citizens.
The law requires citizens to show a valid type identification before their ballots can be counted. The IDs Texas accepts as valid under the are a state driver’s license or ID card, a U.S citizenship certificate that includes a photo, a concealed carry license, a valid U.S. passport, or a military ID card.
The rationale behind the law is simple. “Voter fraud is real, and it undermines the integrity of the election process,” Gov. Greg Abbott said in a statement critical of Wednesday’s ruling.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton described the ruling as “unfortunate” and said it “is imperative that the state government safeguards our elections and ensures the integrity of our democratic process.”
“Preventing voter fraud is essential to accurately reflecting the will of Texas voters during elections,” he said.