Voter ID: Hillary vs. the Constitution

Hillary Clinton’s attack on Republican candidates in Texas last week concerning voter registration marked what is likely to be a major populist, progressive plank in her campaign’s platform moving forward.

She not only proposed that Americans be automatically registered at the age of 18, but offered a 20-day early voting window and a maximum 30-minute poll wait.

There is a picture of the progressive-end game to control presidential elections. It is complied of Hilary’s ideas to allow felons, out-of-state students, and newly-amnestied aliens to vote.  It is a strategy that leftist billionaire George Soros has already earmarked with millions, specifically for legal challenges alone.

There is a main issue with Hilary’s plank. It flies in the face of clear constitutional provisions concerning election law which only allows Congress to regulate specific aspects of federal elections, not state elections.

The so-called ‘Election Clause’ of Article 1, Section 4 in the U.S. Constitution provides limits to what the federal government can do to mandate election reform, specific to the “time, place and manner.” Similarly, Article 2 lays out provisions for the Electoral College which gives the lion’s share of control to the states.

Further, should the Clinton-Soros progressive axis press ahead on lawsuits, there could ultimately be an ironic backfire should one or more of them make it to the Supreme Court.

Motor-Voter provisions, for registration enacted by Congress during the Clinton administration, were challenged by states within the court but appealed to the Supreme Court. A progressive challenge could end up forcing the Supremes to invalidate Motor-Voter, which would invalidate the cornerstone of their strategy.