After activist group Black Voters Matter (BVM) sought to claim ballot postage is an example of a poll tax in the state of Georgia, three federal appeals court judges dismissed the request last Friday. It is only the latest example of the left’s organized and strategic initiative to undermine elections across the country by inapplicably invoking “Jim Crow.”
Judges in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit upheld a prior district-court ruling dismissing BVM’s initiative. The group, an Atlanta, Georgia 501(c)(4) that seeks to eliminate voter identification, joined two registered voters in making the uncompelling claim that absentee ballot postage infringes on the 14th and 24th Amendments to the U.S. Constitution.
“We hold that the fact that absentee voters in Georgia who decide to vote by mail must pay their own postage is not a ‘tax’ or unconstitutional fee on voting,” the court wrote in its opinion, noting on the last page in a footnote that the