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Federal court rejects Texas voter ID law as unfair to Hispanics, African-Americans

Posted by on Aug. 30, 2012 at 12:20 PM
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/federal-court-rejects-texas-voter-id-law-as-unfair-to-hispanics-african-americans/2012/08/30/9e0d30a4-f2bd-11e1-b74c-84ed55e0300b_story.html 

 

By Associated Press,  Updated: Thursday, August 30, 12:17 PM  AP

 WASHINGTON - A federal court has ruled against a Texas law that would require voters to present photo IDs to election officials before being allowed to cast ballots in November.

A three-judge panel in Washington ruled Thursday that the law imposes "strict, unforgiving burdens on the poor" and noted that racial minorities in Texas are more likely to live in poverty. 

The decision involves an increasingly contentious political issue: a push, largely by Republican-controlled legislatures and governor's offices, to impose strict identification requirements on voters.

The ruling comes in the same week that South Carolina's strict photo ID law is on trial in front of another three-judge panel in the same federal courthouse. A court ruling in the South Carolina case is expected in time for the November election.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

by on Aug. 30, 2012 at 12:20 PM
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mikiemom
by Ruby Member on Aug. 30, 2012 at 12:22 PM
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I predict widespread panic in the GOP if they don't get to disinfranchise voters that would vote for the other guy.

mikiemom
by Ruby Member on Aug. 30, 2012 at 12:51 PM

bump what nothin from the rabid right.

momof31995
by Silver Member on Aug. 30, 2012 at 12:57 PM
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How can it be unfair hell they drive are they driving without ids? The have bank accounts are they getting these without ids? No the only people this keeps from voting are illegal or dead.
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mikiemom
by Ruby Member on Aug. 30, 2012 at 1:00 PM
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the validation of citizenship happens during the voter registration process.

what if they don't drive or have a bank account? what then.

In one post you're against tracking students with RFID but in another you all for the government forcing IDs onto people. weird.

Quoting momof31995:

How can it be unfair hell they drive are they driving without ids? The have bank accounts are they getting these without ids? No the only people this keeps from voting are illegal or dead.


Jesi_79
by Bronze Member on Aug. 30, 2012 at 1:04 PM
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Democrats must be breathing a sign of relief, they can continue to disenfranchise legitimate voters with their fraudulent attempts at stealing elections.

tooptimistic
by Kelly on Aug. 30, 2012 at 1:05 PM
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Right, because there is no way at all to get an id.  *eyes rolling*

I can't even see a doctor without an id, so there must be a way to get one.

AshleyM811
by Member on Aug. 30, 2012 at 1:06 PM
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 Why should it ever be an issue to show your ID??

momof31995
by Silver Member on Aug. 30, 2012 at 1:09 PM

If you are dead or illegal its an issue look at all the votes that would take from dems

brookiecookie87
by Platinum Member on Aug. 30, 2012 at 1:09 PM
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Quoting tooptimistic:

Right, because there is no way at all to get an id.  *eyes rolling*

I can't even see a doctor without an id, so there must be a way to get one.

For some people it is not as easy as you think.

Especially for someone who has to work constantly and doesn't have the extra money, or the extra time.

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If they enforced bank regulations like they do park rules, we wouldn't be in this mess

msjoecool
by on Aug. 30, 2012 at 1:10 PM

That's too bad.

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