In a 6-3 decision on Thursday, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of Arizona’s voting laws against ballot harvesting and out-of precinct voting. The ruling upholds Arizona’s ban on ballot harvesting, making it a felony to handle another person or group’s ballots. It also required election officials to through out any ballots casted in the wrong precinct.
Liberals immediately feigned outrage, claiming “people of color” would be the most impacted by these laws.
How are people of color more impacted by these laws? Can the Democrats come up with any other platitude other than constantly pushing the race card?
Today, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down a decision that will undoubtedly restrict the right to vote, and in particular, for voters of color.
— Vice President Kamala Harris (@VP) July 1, 2021
The Democratic National Committee had challenged both of the provisions in 2016, saying they violated Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act. They succeeded in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, but the Supreme Court reversed the 9th Circuit’s decision on Thursday.
Justice Samuel Alito, writing for the majority, ruled that how much was affected by a voting rule was “highly relevant,” opining, “After all, every voting rule imposes a burden of some sort.” He pointed out that the desire to bar voter fraud is a “strong and entirely legitimate state interest.”
Biden penned, or likely his communication team penned, a lengthy take down of the recent SCOTUS ruling despite his own DOJ putting their stamp of approval on the Arizona bills.
Biden complained, “While this broad assault against voting rights is sadly not unprecedented, it is taking on new forms.
He concluded, “Democracy is on the line. We can do this together.”
President Biden on SCOTUS voting rights decision:
“In a span of just 8 yrs, the Court has now done severe damage to 2 of the most important provisions of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 – a law that took years of struggle & strife to secure.”
— The Jewish Ginger Resister (@EricHaftelLive) July 1, 2021
Carrie Severino, the president of Judicial Network, fired back, calling Joe’s public criticism of the SCOTUS decision “political theater”
This is cynical political theater from Joe Biden—his administration’s own lawyers confirmed to the Supreme Court that Arizona’s laws did not violate the Voting Rights Act and Arizona should win this case. https://t.co/AOAXlHYtZo pic.twitter.com/Alr5gqkhdE
— Carrie Severino (@JCNSeverino) July 1, 2021
Law Scholar questions Biden’s sanity of his recent backtracking. https://twitter.com/user/status/1410682071081697283
Former Virginia Attorney General & Acting Deputy Sect of the Department of Homeland Security pointed out the obvious to President Biden:
— Ken Cuccinelli (@KenCuccinelli) July 1, 2021
Senior political analyst called Biden a “sad, weak old man”
Biden's own lawyers disagree with him…
But because he's terrified of Twitter Libs, he's going all "Mr. Roberts has made his decision, now let him enforce it" in public.
What a sad and weak old man. https://t.co/DuaiHa4BD4
— Andrew Follett (@AndrewCFollett) July 1, 2021
GOP operative Matt Whitlock chimed in:
A good reminder of how bad @VP is at this.
Kamala (making a serious face): This will "undoubtedly restrict the right to vote."
— Matt Whitlock (@mattdizwhitlock) July 1, 2021
The rhetoric around these voting rights arguments is so dishonest.
Here is the letter from the Biden administration where they conceded that they do not "disagree with the conclusion … that neither Arizona measure violates Section 2's results test": https://t.co/xC2ba1pt87 https://t.co/jEzT7e7Hwo
— AG (@AGHamilton29) July 1, 2021
Author: Asa McCue