Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft is not happy and with good reason.
“Today, a mere two weeks from the November 2018 mid-term election, Senior Judge Richard Callahan has eviscerated Missouri’s photo ID law as crafted by the state legislature,” said Ashcroft said on Tuesday afternoon. “Somehow, while holding the law constitutional, Judge Callahan has prohibited the enforcement of the law for the upcoming election.”
The law in question was simple and straightforward. Voters were expected to show a state-approved photo I.D. upon voting. If they had other forms of identification without a photo, they were required to sign an affidavit acknowledging they lacked an approved form of voter ID and that they were aware the state would help them get a photo ID for future use.
If would-be voters had no ID whatsoever, they could cast a provisional vote that would only be counted if they could return to the polls and show identification. Said Ashcroft, the voter ID law had “been effective without disenfranchising a single voter.”
George Soros and his worker bees at Priorities USA disagreed. The group spokesperson denounced the “confusing and threatening provisions” of the affidavit and claimed the law was a plot to discourage voters from attempting to vote without a photo ID.
It should surprise no one that Soros, according to Open Secrets, has donated $5 million to the group in the 2018 calendar year. His fellow financier Donald Sussman gave $6 million.
Sussman had donated $22 million to the Super Pacs supporting Hillary Clinton in 2016. It would seem that he and Soros wanted to make sure their future investments in political candidates had a better return on investment.
In an otherwise fair account of the judge’s ruling, the Kansas City Star describes Priorities USA simply as “a Democratic-aligned voting rights group.” No, it is much more sinister than that.
As future Democrats stream towards America’s southern borders, Soros and pals hope to assure they have as little trouble voting as the judge-massaged laws will possibly allow.