Voter ID: U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos approved the agreement between the state and the plaintiffs behind the Voter ID lawsuits that will permit voters without legally required photo identification to cast votes in the upcoming general election.
Meanwhile, a three-judge panel of the Seventh U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reinstated Wisconsin’s voter ID law while the state pursues an appeal of a July lower court ruling that struck it down. Absent further legal action in the next 90 days, voters in Wisconsin will still need a photo identification to vote. Plaintiffs may seek a review by the full Seventh Circuit.
PRES: A new Public Policy Polling poll (pdf) indicates that 69% of Donald Trump’s North Carolina voters believe that a Hillary Clinton win indicates that the election was rigged. Only 16% believe it would be because she received more votes. Further, 40% of Trump voters in North Carolina believe ACORN will still the election for Clinton. ACORN (Assoc. of Community Organizations for Reform Now) filed for bankruptcy, liquidated assets and ceased operating in 2010. Also, 47% of Trump voters in North Carolina say they saw a video of Iran receiving $400M from the U.S. even though the video does not exist. In a final show of the staying power of what Trump says, 45% of Trump voters in North Carolina hold Clinton and Barack Obama responsible for Humayun Khan’s death. Obama was an Illinois state senator at the time. Incidentally, the poll shows Clinton leading Trump in North Carolina for the first time since March.
Public Policy Polling will be running a poll in Texas next week. In addition to the presidential race, the firm is expected to test U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz against theoretical primary and general election opponents.
SEN: Several media outlets reported that some of Donald Trump’s Texas supporters are urging U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Austin) to challenge U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz in 2018. A McCaul spokesperson said he is focused on re-election, his committee chairmanship and helping Trump win in November.