By House Delegate Rob Bell (R, VA-58)
Excerpt from “2016 Rob Bell for Delegate” message dated December 13, 2016
Today, the federal appeals court in Richmond rejected a challenge to Virginia’s voter photo ID law. As reported in the New York Times, this challenge was part of a national campaign funded by George Soros to overturn voter fraud laws like Virginia’s in time for the 2016 elections.
In its ruling, the court stated “Not only does the substance of SB 1256 not impose an undue burden on minority voting, there was no evidence to suggest racially discriminatory intent in the law’s enactment.”
This fall saw numerous instances of voter fraud in Virginia, including cases of canvassers registering fictitious voters in Alexandria and dead voters in Harrisonburg. Our photo ID requirement provides a last line of defense against these fraudulent votes being counted.
Given his liberal partisanship, it is no surprise that Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring refused to fight for the photo ID law in court. And Terry McAuliffe has vetoed photo ID requirements for absentee ballots and another bill to help keep noncitizens off Virginia’s voter rolls.
If you support stronger laws against voter fraud, tell the Governor—click here.