Why does the federal government insist on meddling with the state?

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals slammed down a 9-6 decision in Texas saying that the Texas voter identification law — requiring a photo ID in order to vote — is racist.  Judge Catharina Haynes, a George W. Bush appointee, claimed the law “has a discriminatory effect on minorities’ voting rights in violation of Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act.”

This ruling begs the question, how is a requirement to have a photo ID racist at all?

A thrilled Attorney General Loretta Lynch says, “This decision affirms our position that Texas’s highly restrictive voter ID law abridges the right to vote on account of race or color and orders appropriate relief before yet another election passes.”

Lynch’s statement is ludicrous.  The implication she and the court suggest is that since a majority of minorities in Texas don’t possess a photo ID, the law is discriminatory because a majority of minorities don’t possess photo IDs.  That is silly logic.  And what possible reason does one have for not having a photo ID?  Are they criminals or illegal immigrants?  Or, are they just lazy?  None of those excuses imply racism at all.

Despite animosity towards the unreasonable ruling, what real reason did the federal courts have in meddling in this to begin with?  Daniel Horowitz of the Conservative Review explains:

“Texas has about 4.5 million immigrants, including over 1.7 million illegal aliens. According to a 2014 analysis referenced in the Washington Post, more than 14% of all non-citizens in the country are illegally registered to vote. Texas clearly has a vital interest in advancing the simple and reasonable requirement of presenting a valid photo ID in order to protect all U.S. citizens – white, black and anyone else. Only the legislative branch of the federal government, not the courts, was given authority in Article I Section 4 to ‘alter such regulations’ of the states on electoral decisions, and even then, according to Hamilton it was only to be done under ‘extraordinary circumstances.’ The notion that unelected courts can steal the sovereignty of the people and the state concerning the most vital protection of the most sacred tool of democracy would be unfathomable to our Founders.”

 The fact remains that voter fraud is a real problem, especially in Texas.  The Investor’s Business Daily reported on voter fraud evidence:

“As we recently noted, a study in the journal Electoral Studies found that non-citizen voting in U.S. elections ‘has been large enough to change meaningful election outcomes, including Electoral College votes and congressional elections.’ In another new report — ‘Does Your Vote Count?’ — the Heritage Foundation documents more than 200 instances of voter fraud around the country. Just last week, guerrilla filmmaker James O’Keefe filmed himself getting 20 ballots in North Carolina without proper ID or evidence of registration. This is how the left steals elections.”

How do you feel about this new ruling?  Does it imply racism?