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WINNING: Supreme Court makes Huge Decision That May Flip a Key Senate Race

Chuck Callesto

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The United States Supreme Court made a ruling on Tuesday that will allow a North Dakota law that requires voters to produce government ID that has a current residential street address when casting ballots, to take effect.

The notion of Voter ID’s is something Democrats and Republicans have sparred over for a long time, however as seen in the 2016 election, Democrats have shunted the idea vocally. That same vocal outcry from 2016 has set in as a clear platform for many Democrats running for or currently holding office.

As reported by The Daily Caller, The case made it’s way to the Supreme Court when a group of American Indians challenged the residential street address requirement, arguing that it imposes “impossible and severe burdens on the franchise for Native American voters.”  A federal judge agreed and prohibited the law.

With that ruling the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals lifted that order. The plaintiffs appealed to the Supreme Court, asking the justices to restore the injunction.

No vote count or reasoning was given by the Justices, However Justice Ginsburg wrote a short dissent which included an added narrative from Justice Kagan.

“The risk of voter confusion appears severe here because the injunction against requiring residential-address identification was in force during the primary election and because the secretary of state’s website announced for months the ID requirements as they existed under that injunction,” Ginsburg wrote. “Reasonable voters may well assume that the IDs allowing them to vote in the primary election would remain valid in the general election.”

“If the 8th Circuit’s stay is not vacated, the risk of disfranchisement is large,” She added.  The entire dissent can be read  here.

With North Dakota incumbent Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp facing a uphill battle against her Republican challenger U.S. Rep. Kevin Cramer, this ruling may seal the deal for Cramer in November.

The premise of Voter ID’s makes sense to most and could seemingly put an end to voter fraud, non citizens casting ballots and a whole slew of other problems, however as we have seen countless times Democrats want no part of it. Begging the question,