By Bobby Blanchard, The Dallas Morning News
AUSTIN — The Supreme Court denied a request Friday to block Texas from enforcing its voter ID law into the 2016 election cycle as the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals weighs the controversial measure.
A three-judge panel ruled last year that Texas needed to fix the law, but the court allowed the state to continue to enforce it while appeals played out. The full 5th Circuit Court of Appeals will hear the case in May.
In the meantime, civil rights groups had requested that the Supreme Court vacate the order from the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals that allowed the state to continue enforcing the voter ID law. Civil rights groups raised concerns that the 5th Circuit might not rule until after the November elections.
Would someone explain to me again how requiring someone to show identification prior to voting discriminates against anyone? The fact is it doesn't and everyone knows it but it's the only way Socialists can win any elections. Not requiring ID allows multiple votes by people, non-citizens to vote and some people who are dead are still voting. I'm laughing right now but feel like crying because our country has become totally stupid!