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    DOJ Could Find 'Discriminatory' ID Requirements in Medicaid

    As outlined in a Foundry post last week, the Justice Department’s objection to South Carolina’s new voter ID law is not based on the facts or the applicable law. Contrary to the Justice Department’s claims, the law is neither discriminatory nor a burden for voters, who can obtain a free … More

    Morning Bell: Voter ID Prevents Election Fraud

    Last night’s nail-biter in Iowa marked the beginning of election year 2012. And with Americans heading to the polls — next in New Hampshire, then South Carolina and beyond — they will hope to rely on the integrity of the election system to ensure that every legitimate vote counts and … More

    Revisiting the Supreme Court's Rebuttal of Voter ID Detractors

    The Justice Department’s lawsuit against South Carolina has rekindled political war over state voter identification laws. While the merits of the suit will surely be hashed out in the political arena, the Supreme Court has in fact weighed in on the constitutional arguments offered by opponents of voter ID laws, and found them … More

    South Carolina and Voter ID: When Politics Drives Law Enforcement

    Attorney General Eric Holder put a lump of coal in South Carolina’s Christmas stocking on Dec. 23 when he objected to the state’s new voter ID law. By ignoring inconvenient facts and clear legal precedent, Holder showed once again that politics and ideology—not the rule of law—drive his law enforcement … More

    Seventy Percent of Americans Agree It's Time for Voter ID

    Think that you ought to be required to show photo identification before being able to vote? If so, count yourself among the majority of Americans — 70 percent — who support the requirement. Rasmussen reports on their findings in a new poll: Seventy percent (70%) of Likely U.S. Voters believe … More

    Scribecast: J. Christian Adams on Obama's 'Lawless' Justice Department

    In June 2010, J. Christian Adams resigned his post as a career attorney in the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division. Adams cited DOJ’s decision to abandon prosecution of two members of the New Black Panther Party who had brandished weapons outside of a Philadelphia polling station in 2008, shouting racial … More

    Scribecast: John Fund Explains Why Voter ID Laws Benefit Minorities

    Former President Bill Clinton recently compared voter identification laws to Jim Crow-era statutes that suppressed the black vote after the Civil War. “There has never been in my lifetime, since we got rid of the poll tax and all the Jim Crow burdens on voting, the determined effort to limit … More

    Hispanic Support for Voter ID

    Senator Dick Durbin (D–IL) recently held a hearing of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee in order to beat up on states that have passed voter ID laws, which he mistakenly claims “suppress” minority voters like Hispanics. He will no doubt be very unhappy at a poll just released by Resurgent Republic … More

    The Uproar Over Voter-ID Laws

    The left is in an uproar over new voter-ID laws passed by states including Texas, Alabama, Kansas, South Carolina, Tennessee, Wisconsin, and Rhode Island. Their complaint? That requiring someone to authenticate his or her identity at the polling place amounts to racial discrimination. The Heritage Foundation’s Hans Von Spakovsky writes in this week’s … More

    Top 10 Reads: July 15, 2011

    Catching you up on clips, commentary and news of the day. Sign up for the daily email update from Scribe. Heritage Foundation comes out against McConnell plan – Amanda Carey Sea Treaty puts U.S. interests in deep water – Peter Brookes Voters get strange polling calls – Alissa Smith Regime Change … More