A conservative attorney says it's time for the U.S. Supreme
Court to throw out the archaic Voting Rights Act, which has been
used by the Obama administration as a battering ram against certain
states trying to pass voter ID laws.
federal court ruled against a Texas law on Thursday that would
require voters to present photo IDs to election officials before
being allowed to cast ballots in November. A three-judge panel in
Washington ruled that the law imposes "strict, unforgiving burdens
on the poor" and noted that racial minorities in Texas are more
likely to live in poverty.
Justin Danhof, general counsel for the National Center
for Public Policy Research, contends U.S. Attorney General Eric
Holder was politically motivated in challenging the law.
"His push to allow voter
fraud to increase across this country was upheld by a DC Circuit
panel of three judges -- one appointed by Barack Obama himself,
another appointed by Bill Clinton," he explains to OneNewsNow.
"It's a victory for those who want to commit voter fraud, and a sad
day for those who want to see secure elections."
Danhof argues that the Supreme Court needs to get rid of Section
5 of the 1965 Voting Rights Act because it "treats the states
"It's a remnant of a bygone era that no longer has a place in
American society," he states. "It treats some states as being
inherently racist, and some northern states as being inherently
neutral -- and that's just not the way modern-day America
The ruling against the Texas voter ID statute comes in the same
week that a federal court struck down the state's redistricting
plan, also based on Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act.