Tensions are at an all time high between those who wish to destroy, and those who wish to make America better for future generations. No matter what side of the political spectrum you are on, it is imperative for every American’s vote to count, without fraud or interference. Judicial Watch and (AEF) Allied Educational Foundation have been working behind the scenes to help make that happen. While America has been distracted by riots, protests, police brutality, Coronavirus, Lockdowns, etc… Judicial Watch and (AEF) have been fighting in court to make your vote count.
On July 31, 2020 Judicial Watch reported a huge win on behalf of all the people of Alabama who want to have their voices heard by casting their vote in a fair and free election.
(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch today announced that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit adopted the argument put forth by Judicial Watch and Allied Educational Foundation (AEF) in their amici curiae brief when it upheld Alabama’s 2011 Photo Voter Identification Law. The court ruled the law does not violate the 14th or 15th Amendments or the Voting Rights Act and that the anti-voter ID plaintiffs failed to demonstrate the Alabama law causes the denial or abridgment of the right to vote on account of race.
The appellate panel majority found:
The burden of providing a photo ID … in order to vote is a minimal burden on Alabama’s voters—especially when Alabama accepts so many different forms of photo ID and makes acquiring one simple and free for voters who lack a valid ID but wish to obtain one.
The Circuit Court’s ruling affirmed a lower-court ruling in Greater Birmingham Ministries, et al. v. Secretary of State of Alabama (No. 2:15-cv-02193), in which the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama upheld the Alabama Voter Photo ID Law in a decision handed down January 10, 2018. When the plaintiffs appealed the ruling, Judicial Watch, in conjunction with AEF, filed an amici curiae brief supporting the Act’s constitutionality.
- As of April 2020, 34 states enforced (or were scheduled to begin enforcing) voter identification requirements. A total of 18 states required voters to present photo identification; the remainder accepted other forms of identification.
- Commonly accepted forms of ID include driver’s licenses, state-issued identification cards, and military identification cards.
According to BallotPedia there are still sixteen states that do not require any form of voter identification in order to vote. Those states are Maine, Massachusetts, Vermont, New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, North Carolina, Illinois, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Mexico, Wyoming, California, Nevada, and Oregon.
If you live in Alabama and need to obtain a Photo ID in order to vote, the Alabama Secretary of State provides free photo ID’s for those whom can not afford them. For your convenience they also have mobile locations available. If you know of, or believe you have witnessed voter or election fraud you can report it to the Secretary of State Stop Voter Fraud division.
Congratulations Alabama and Happy Voting !