Yesterday part 4,341 in the saga that is the Georgia Voter ID Law™ played out in the Supreme Court of Georgia. Unfortunately, the blind, deaf, and dumb democrat voter living in a cave in North Georgia who has no contact with the outside world except on Election Day when he ventures by mule to his polling place that he finds using a sextant operated by his dog Cletus was not able to attend to affirm how the law kept him from voting. So lawyer Emmet Bondurant, representing the Whining Democratic Party of Georgia, decided to just rely yet again on tired old cliches by saying that the law disproportionately hurt blacks.
Like I said, no arguments actually based in the law or fact.
And how many did Bondurant say were unable to vote because of the law? 100,000? 50,000? 10,000? Silly goose…try 1,000. Yes, this is about 1,000 people who left their house without a photo identification and came to a polling place and were not able to vote.
“Without using the N word, without using class, without using race, what better way is there of doing it?” he asked.
Thank you, Emmet, that’s very helpful. Now, if you ask Word Jumble, I’m sure he’d agree and then note that we’re all racist on the right. Because that is the easy way to make a deadline and fill some column space or a blog post. It’s also why he gets paid the small bucks, see?
So, let’s find out what is really going on.
The state’s attorney, Mark Cohen, said those 1,000 voters could have cast a provisional ballot and returned within 48 hours with an ID and their votes would have been counted. No one knows why they didn’t return, he said, perhaps because the outcome of the election was clear by that night.
Plus, the turnout among blacks set a record in 2008, meaning few were discouraged from voting, Cohen added.
Yes, that is curious. Maybe Emmet Bondurant, when he isn’t having drinks at the club, used his super secret time traveling / mind reading machine he keeps locked in his office to figure out why some people didn’t bother to cast a provisional ballot. I mean, really. He’s been hired by the Most Brilliant Woman In the World, DPG Chairwoman Jane Vandiver Kidd! Surely between these two geniuses they could have conclusive, you know, proof, of someone being prevented from voting.
But, see, the DPG still can’t produce a single person who has been hurt by the law. Not one.
But Cohen said no one has been denied the right to vote because of the 2006 voter-ID law, noting that the federal case was thrown out largely because Democrats couldn’t find a witness who was blocked from voting.
“Not one Georgian has been located in all that time who could not vote due to this law,” he said.
Any registered voter can cast a ballot by mail without an ID, and the state issues free ID cards to anyone who asks, he said. If ballots could only be cast in person, the Democrats might have a point, he said.
Well said. Meanwhile, the Democratic Party of Georgia e-mails in to note their next brilliant strategy to argue the Georgia Voter ID Law is unconstitutional…it’s part of a “vast right wing conspiracy!” Who could have seen that one coming!