Rantburg

Today's Front Page   View All of Mon 08/08/2022 View Sun 08/07/2022 View Sat 08/06/2022 View Fri 08/05/2022 View Thu 08/04/2022 View Wed 08/03/2022 View Tue 08/02/2022
2021-07-08 Home Front: Politix
Democrats dug themselves an election integrity hole, courts may bury them in it
[Just The News] For months now, President Biden and key Democrats have waged endless battle against state laws designed to improve the integrity of elections, ones that make voting easier and cheating harder.

From the start, the mission was complicated since its message ran smack into strong American sentiments in the court of public opinion: Polling shows three quarters of Americans support integrity measures like voter ID that Biden called "Jim Crow in the 21st century."

Now the Democrat train has run into a similar harsh reality in the courts of law, where justices and judges alike have concluded integrity measures aren't unconstitutional if they aren't designed to suppress based on race or skin color or socio-economic status.

The latest blow to the Jim Crow 2.0 argument was delivered Wednesday, when a federal judge refused to issue a preliminary injunction blocking Georgia's new election integrity law.

Georgia has been the Democrats' ground zero, the first state to enact comprehensive voting reform after the contested November 2020 elections. From activist Stacy Abrams to Attorney General Merrick Garland, the Peach State law has come under withering assault from the left.

To win the injunction, the left-leaning Coalition for Good Governance needed to show they had a high likelihood of succeeding. But U.S. District Judge ​J.P. Boule batted down their main constitutional argument.

"The Court is not persuaded by Plaintiffs' argument for a bright line exception to Purcell because they have alleged First Amendment harm. Plaintiffs have not provided authority, nor is the Court aware of any, that would support this interpretation of the law," Boulee ruled in an 11-page ruling.

The judge also concluded he was disinclined to "change the law in the ninth inning" when Georgia has runoff elections for seats in the Georgia state House planned for later this month.

"The risk of disrupting the administration of an ongoing election ... outweigh the alleged harm to plaintiffs at this time," he noted.
Posted by Besoeker 2021-07-08 02:30|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [205 views ]  Top

#1 "The risk of disrupting the administration of an ongoing election ... outweigh the alleged harm to plaintiffs at this time," he noted.

Two can play Robert's game
Posted by Procopius2k 2021-07-08 07:07||   2021-07-08 07:07|| Front Page Top

#2 Please continue your digging.
Posted by Besoeker 2021-07-08 08:33||   2021-07-08 08:33|| Front Page Top

#3 Courts are as much a part of the Deep State as the rest of DC.
Posted by Glenmore 2021-07-08 15:24||   2021-07-08 15:24|| Front Page Top

00:53 M. Murcek
00:40 M. Murcek
00:31 M. Murcek
00:30 M. Murcek
00:25 CrazyFool
00:11 M. Murcek
00:07 M. Murcek
Merry-Go-Blog










Paypal:
Google
Search WWW Search rantburg.com