In a victory for the GOP and for honest elections, an US District Court Judge Eric F Melgren, has ruled that the constitution grants states the right to set whatever requirement they wish on voting, provided it is constitutional. He also cited a SCOTUS ruling last year that the EAC (Elections Assistance Commission) cannot refuse to add voter ID on their motor voter registrations.
“On one hand, the ITCA decision acknowledges the broad scope of Congress‘ power under the Elections Clause, which includes the authority of the NVRA to preempt state law regarding voter registration. But the ITCA opinion also emphasizes the states’ exclusive constitutional authority to set voter qualifications — which Congress may not preempt — and appears to tie that authority with the power of the states to enforce their qualifications.”
The states had previously requested it, but they refused and the states refused to recognize those applications. SCOTUS ruled that the states had to accept the applications but also made it clear that if the states insisted on voter ID, the EAC could not refuse them. The suit was brought by Kansas and Arizona. The case was tried by Kansas Secretary of State Kris W Kobach, who called it a victory for himself and the states he was representing.
Voter groups are saying it will prevent some people from voting, which is precisely why the law was written. Illegal aliens and the dead can swing a lot of elections as witnessed by large absentee balloting. The GOP will be watching closely to see