Skip to comments.OUTRAGE: Federal Court Blocks Texas Voter ID Law, Says ‘Unfair’ to Blacks and Hispanics
Posted on 08/30/2012 11:06:21 AM PDT by montag813
by John Hill
Stand With Arizona
In a despicable ruling today, a federal court has blocked a Texas law that would require voters to present photo IDs to election officials before being allowed to cast ballots in November - in clear violation of a U.S. Supreme Court precedent upholding the practice.
A three-judge panel of the U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C. ruled that the law, overwhelmingly supported by Texas voters and legislators, imposes "strict, unforgiving burdens on the poor" and that "a disproportionately high percentage of African-Americans and Hispanics in Texas live in poverty".
This ruling is an outrage on several fronts. Firstly, those same "poor" need photo ID to get food stamps (SNAP), WIC, Medicaid, and other social programs. They also are required by Texas state law to buy cigarettes or liquor, and by Federal law to board a plane anywhere in the United States. In fact, "minorities", along with all other attendees, will have to show photo ID to gain entrance into the Democrat Convention next month.
And Texas provides photo ID that qualifies - FOR FREE - if you can prove you are legal. Therefore, under the Texas law, only the ridiculously lazy or illegal aliens would be disenfranchised by having to provide a photo ID to vote.
But of course this has nothing to do with ensuring the integrity of our electoral system, and everything to do with enabling voter fraud to win elections for Democrats that they would otherwise lose.
Obama and his left-wing allies in the courts know he cannot possibly win in November without massive voter fraud. So Eric Holder has sued nearly every state which has enacted a Voter ID law, and fought Florida tooth and nail to stop its purge of illegal aliens and dead people from its voter rolls.
As Roger Hedgecock proved in his shocking report from the 2010 midterms in California, the Democrat Party is very organized in their voter fraud efforts, registering illegal aliens and felons to vote using Motor Voter, and then using shill voters to vote in their name come election time. In addition, at least 5,000 illegal aliens were able to vote in Colorado in 2010, and untold additional thousands nationwide. Voter ID would put a STOP to illegal alien voters. And the Democrats cannot allow that to happen. And now they have a Federal court to back them in this lawless effort.
What is most shocking is that the court is willfully defying the Supreme Court itself, which upheld Voter ID in 2008's 'Crawford v. Marion County Election Board (2008)' - a 6-3 decision that even the liberal hero, former Justice John Paul Stevens joined.
Now Texas' only recourse is to either ask the full D.C. court to overturn this decision - which is unlikely in light of this atrocious ruling, or ask the Supreme Court to hear the case in an emergency appeal. But the Court may be loathe to get involved with a voting-related fight so close to an election, particularly after the controversy of the 2000 'Bush v. Gore' decision.
And it gets worse - a separate panel of this same court is due to rule on the legality of South Carolina's Voter ID law as well before the election.
We the People have a challenge like never before: not only must we defeat Obama this election, but we have to produce an extra, voter fraud cushion, to counter the inevitable massive fraud that will take place on November 6th. This is disgraceful beyond words. It is treason, plain and simple.
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did anyone provide evidence of a black man or hispanic who could not get an ID?
Or did they just IMAGINE they were too stupid or lazy to be able to get one
Vote fraud has powerful defenders.
It is only an outrage to anyone who actually pays net income taxes. What this court ruling says is that it believes blacks and hispanics are too stupid and too lazy to figure out how to get a photo ID in the case where there isn't a government check involved.
Someday, well after it is too late, people will realize the government has turned against us and, as it is no longer constrained by the Constitution, we will be on the losing end of more and more court rulings until there is nothing left but a hammer and sickle flag.
What the courts and dems are saying to all minorities, you are too damned stupid and lazy to get an ID. That must play well on the dem plantation.
We need to Alinsky the defenders of vote fraud. They need to have names well publicized, photos widely distributed. We need to make them the issue.
Where impeachment is a possibility, we should use it.
The Left saw years ago that the most direct way to transition America to Marxism was through the courts. Over the past 50 years they've worked relentlessly to pack the court system with partisans. It's working. Even if this decision is ultimately overturned it'll be after the elections.
I get carded everytime I vote in Virginia! why not everywhere?
I say we ALL go vote without ID’s just to piss them off!
Liberals don't need to imagine that blacks and Hispanics are stupid or lazy -- they already believe it to their very core.
Can’t Texas LEGALLY refuse to comply with the Federal Court’s ruling on the grounds it violates and ignored a higher court’s (SCOTUS) ruling?
No idea what this particular court is up to but they ain't right in the haid!
I find it fascinating that the lower federal courts totally disregard the supreme court on this issue.
If this were a person in court acting like this the court find their conduct contumacious (total disregard for the order of the court) and hold them in contempt.
I present my driver's license each time I vote. Invariably, the old lady who checks you in says, "Oh we don't need that."
Invariably, my response is, "And why is that?"
Deer-in-the-headlights blank stares ensue.
Well, they have to have an ID to cash their welfare checks at Walmart, to cross the border into Mexico, or to get on an airplane. Are these discriminatory practices?
This is the Voter Fraud Preservation Decision. However, TX Attorney General Greg Abbott is heading straight for the Supreme Court with this case, where everyone knew it would wind up. We’ll see whether this discriminatory ruling against the state of Texas will stand.
The court is racist.
They don’t believe blacks and Hispanics can follow the law.
How does the court think they get jobs, housing cars or bank accounts? Try getting any of these without a picture ID.
Don’t complain too much. This MIGHT be an opportunity to get out from under the “Voting Rights” Act that takes control of elections away from the Southern states.
All the self-righteous blather about ‘poll tax’ is amusing when you consider the nearly infinite number of taxes paid on phone bills, heating, etc. - the poor aren’t exempt from these. IDs are offered free.
At the risk of stating the obvious, the judges left the law way behind them, moved past judicial activism, and are now self-appointed social engineers.
Who are the judges, where do they live. This needs to be posted for all of America to be able to appropriately respond.
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