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Texas to require photo identification from voters
Reuters ^ | May 27, 2011 | Corrie MacLaggan

Posted on 05/27/2011 4:57:36 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

(Reuters) - Texas Governor Rick Perry on Friday ceremonially signed a bill making Texas the twelfth state to require photo identification from voters.

"Today we take a major step forward in ensuring the integrity of our electoral process in Texas, a major step protecting the most cherished right that we enjoy as a people," Perry, joined by lawmakers who supported the legislation, told reporters.

The measure was one of the Republican governor's "emergency" legislative priorities for the session, and he's not alone. Republicans across the country are pushing such legislation. This year, more than 30 states have considered adding or strengthening voter identification requirements, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.

Photo ID requirements were signed into law in Wisconsin this week and in South Carolina earlier this month. Kansas also passed a photo ID measure this year that goes into effect January 1.

The requirement is already in place in Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Louisiana, Michigan and South Dakota. Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton on Thursday vetoed a photo identification bill.

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; US: Florida; US: Georgia; US: Hawaii; US: Idaho; US: Indiana; US: Kansas; US: Louisiana; US: Michigan; US: Minnesota; US: South Carolina; US: South Dakota; US: Texas; US: Wisconsin
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1 posted on 05/27/2011 4:57:38 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

If only they would pass that here in calif.... Yeah right, when Ostrich’s fly.


2 posted on 05/27/2011 5:05:09 PM PDT by Bullish (the golfer gets all the credit while the jet fighter pilot gets all the blame.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Any bets that the GOP will fare 4-5% better than before? Can we check the voters for individuals with warrents out against them?


3 posted on 05/27/2011 5:27:48 PM PDT by WellyP
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I suggest that every Texan thank the poll worker who asks for your ID on election day.

Just say “thanks for checking my ID.”


4 posted on 05/27/2011 5:34:52 PM PDT by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

It’s about dang time!


5 posted on 05/27/2011 5:38:46 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open ( <o> ---)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Hooray for Texas!


6 posted on 05/27/2011 5:51:41 PM PDT by vpintheak (Democrats: Robbing humans of their dignity 1 law at a time)
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To: Bullish
We had a woman protest Voter ID here in Nevada during one of our State Central Committee meetings. She was all over the "what if you don't have an ID?" and "my child doesn't even have a birth certificate"... She said it was against her religion.

During a break someone asked her about her religion and she said she was Wiccan and they are forbidden to carry photo identification. I meant to look that up - I'll do it now.

7 posted on 05/27/2011 6:10:00 PM PDT by ninergold3 (Let Go and Let God - He IS In Control)
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To: Steely Tom

I suggest that every Texan thank the poll worker who asks for your ID on election day.


It will be interesting to see this work for the first election or two. I’ve used my drivers license as my means of voting for several years now. I just hand it to the clerk and if it matches the voter role info as it does they then let me vote.


8 posted on 05/27/2011 6:10:00 PM PDT by deport
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Awesome. This will be spun as “racism.”


9 posted on 05/27/2011 6:12:13 PM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears (Dear Lord, Please judge Barack Hussein Obama for betraying Israel, and not the whole nation. Amen.)
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

Que?

(LOL!!)


10 posted on 05/27/2011 6:14:47 PM PDT by RandallFlagg (Let this chant follow BHO everywhere he goes: "You lie. You lie. You lie.")
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To: ninergold3
I think Amish and Mennonites can't have photo IDs and these bills usually have exceptions for such religious groups.

I'm not aware of any such prohibition for Wiccans but they're not really formalized.

11 posted on 05/27/2011 6:22:08 PM PDT by newzjunkey (teleprompter + autopen)
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To: WellyP

Fake voters were supposed to be the reason that Sanchez beat out Bob Dornan.


12 posted on 05/27/2011 6:55:54 PM PDT by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

This can’t be... everyone here think Perry’s a RINO....


13 posted on 05/27/2011 7:37:42 PM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama = Carter 2.0 The Epic Fail Edition)
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To: Bullish

Well...sure would like that here in OREGON...but, all we have is MAIL IN BALLOTING....and it’s likely rife with problems.


14 posted on 05/27/2011 7:39:25 PM PDT by goodnesswins (...both islam and the democrat plantation thrive on poverty)
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To: WellyP

Heck even queen sheila may have a tougher time.

Gotta know those with lots of “outstandings” will be less likely to show some gubmint official their DL.


15 posted on 05/27/2011 8:18:13 PM PDT by dusttoyou ("Progressives" are wee-weeing all over themselves, Foc nobama)
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To: goodnesswins; ninergold3

You would think that people who call themselves democrats would be the first ones to stand up to defend a fair and verifiable democratic voting process. But no, they are dead set against any reforms.

We all know why. They’ve been rigging elections for so long now that they think it’s a right.


16 posted on 05/27/2011 8:49:28 PM PDT by Bullish (the golfer gets all the credit while the jet fighter pilot gets all the blame.)
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To: 1_Inch_Group; 2sheep; 2Trievers; 3AngelaD; 3pools; 3rdcanyon; 4Freedom; 4ourprogeny; 7.62 x 51mm; ..

Ping!


17 posted on 05/27/2011 9:36:40 PM PDT by HiJinx (Old Cold Warrior)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Not only should that happen in every state, only land owners should be able to vote too. That would piss the libs and blood suckers off.


18 posted on 05/27/2011 10:07:35 PM PDT by b4its2late (Ignorance allows liberalism to prosper.)
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To: Bullish

Bingo! Cheatin’ bastards on the left.


19 posted on 05/27/2011 10:08:35 PM PDT by b4its2late (Ignorance allows liberalism to prosper.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY; Arrowhead1952

Awesome! Now if we can keep the snowbirds from voting 2 times...once in
their home state and down here when they come for the winter.

This is historic. I hope all “56” states can get on board!


20 posted on 05/27/2011 10:08:35 PM PDT by LUV W (RUN SARAH...RUN!)
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