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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 ...


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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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To: Colonel_Flagg

Sorry that your governor turned down this important legislation in MN. :(


21 posted on 05/27/2011 10:11:07 PM PDT by LUV W (RUN SARAH...RUN!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

In other words, Texas denies illegals and dead people their right to vote!


22 posted on 05/27/2011 10:46:05 PM PDT by wjcsux ("In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act." - George Orwell)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

Every time... EVERY time he starts seeing the next election... he suddenly swings right, and people all over this great state who don’t pay attention except in the months leading up to the election only ever see his faux conservative act.

He IS a RINO.


23 posted on 05/27/2011 10:47:42 PM PDT by TheZMan (Just secede and get it over with. No love lost on either side. Cya.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
This makes sense to anyone who doesn't want ILLEGAL aliens to vote.


24 posted on 05/27/2011 11:17:47 PM PDT by South40 (Ron Paul and his flaming antiwar spam monkeys can Kiss my Ass!!" -- Jim Robinson, 09/30/07)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

OMG! That RINO Perry passed this? OMG OMG OMG! I can’t believe it. Seriously, a lot of people in Texas have Perry derangement syndrome. I just don’t see it. You’d think Texas was North Korea the way some people talk and it’s anything but.


25 posted on 05/27/2011 11:36:00 PM PDT by jsdjason
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To: jsdjason

bttt


26 posted on 05/28/2011 1:50:44 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: WellyP

I predict an amazing surge in absentee ballot requests.


27 posted on 05/28/2011 3:21:26 AM PDT by Ronin ("A society of sheep must in time beget a government of wolves" -- Bertrand de Jouve)
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To: Bullish

What do you want to bet some people show up at the polls with Matricular Consular ID cards.


28 posted on 05/28/2011 3:24:13 AM PDT by Ronin ("A society of sheep must in time beget a government of wolves" -- Bertrand de Jouve)
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To: WellyP

My guess is you are a Leo.


29 posted on 05/28/2011 4:54:40 AM PDT by ngat
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To: TexasFreeper2009

I defend Rick Perry here every opportunity. He’d make us a good president.


30 posted on 05/28/2011 4:59:38 AM PDT by Quickgun (As a former fetus, I'm opposed to abortion. Mamas don't let your cowboys grow up to be babies..)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

I think he’s somewhat conservative and has some ruling class attitudes. And very canny.


31 posted on 05/28/2011 5:01:43 AM PDT by ngat
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Free ThinkerNY.
Texas Governor Rick Perry on Friday ceremonially signed a bill making Texas the twelfth state to require photo identification from voters.

32 posted on 05/28/2011 5:18:09 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Thanks Cincinna for this link -- http://www.friendsofitamar.org)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

It’s about time. It’s funny how you are asked for ID when you write a check, buy alcohol or cigarettes and yet the Demonrats want to complain about ‘discrimination’ in regards to voting. They have no case just like everything and this is a check on the corruption and ACORN tactics.


33 posted on 05/28/2011 5:30:42 AM PDT by mrspeelwerneeded (Palin 2012)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Just look at the choice of photos they used.. They don’t want to spin the facts at all.. LOL.
I recall hearing about vans, equipped with photo card making equipment, will drive the the voters homes and provide them with a card right there on the spot.. Hardly an inconvenience..


34 posted on 05/28/2011 5:38:36 AM PDT by DivineMomentsOfTruth ("Give me Liberty or I'll stand up and get it for myself!")
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To: Bullish
If only they would pass that here in calif.... Yeah right, when Ostrich’s fly.

Les Nessman: The man and the hour have met.

35 posted on 05/28/2011 5:39:19 AM PDT by Riley (The Fourth Estate is the Fifth Column.)
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To: jsdjason
I'll never trust him after this Forced vaccination without representation
36 posted on 05/28/2011 5:49:00 AM PDT by DivineMomentsOfTruth ("Give me Liberty or I'll stand up and get it for myself!")
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To: TexasFreeper2009

not me


37 posted on 05/28/2011 5:54:08 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. N.C. D.E. +12 ....( History is a process, not an event ))
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears
Awesome. This will be spun as “racism.”


38 posted on 05/28/2011 6:09:42 AM PDT by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
It's Saturday morning. Has this been overturned yet? What's taking so long?
39 posted on 05/28/2011 6:09:42 AM PDT by Glenn (iamtheresistance.org)
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To: WellyP

It has worked great in Indiana. Voter fraud has gone way down.....and that will be an advantage to Indiana and republicans.

Have you ever noticed that you NEVER hear democrats complain about voter fraud? You would think it would be a bipartisan issue but the fact that the jackasses are silent on shows that they want voter to win.


40 posted on 05/28/2011 6:18:11 AM PDT by TMA62 (Al Sharpton - The North Korea of race relations)
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To: WellyP

It has worked great in Indiana. Voter fraud has gone way down.....and that will be an advantage to Indiana and republicans.

Have you ever noticed that you NEVER hear democrats complain about voter fraud? You would think it would be a bipartisan issue but the fact that the jackasses are silent on shows that they want voter FRAUD to win.


41 posted on 05/28/2011 6:18:35 AM PDT by TMA62 (Al Sharpton - The North Korea of race relations)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
The libtards are predictably screaming and snivel the old "disenfranchise!" canard. But they can't substantively prove that any eligible voters will be prevented from voting.

They incessantly bring up that there has been no significant voter fraud. But my question would be: how do they know? We have a secret ballot. How would anyone know if a secret vote cast was not cast by the eligible voter on the roles?

42 posted on 05/28/2011 6:36:29 AM PDT by fwdude (Prosser wins, Goonions lose.)
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To: Steely Tom

Think we’ll ever see it in NY?

Problem is, those who are cheating will just fill out absentee ballots. Those need to be addressed as well.


43 posted on 05/28/2011 6:37:17 AM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: TheZMan

could you please name one example of Perry and rino-ism?

I live a mile or two from him and “thought” I was a good student of state politics?!


44 posted on 05/28/2011 6:37:17 AM PDT by Cen-Tejas (it's the debt bomb stupid!)
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To: ninergold3

What a crock.....


45 posted on 05/28/2011 6:38:12 AM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: WellyP
Any bets that the GOP will fare 4-5% better than before?

Yes, I'll bet that they do. And it won't be because eligible voters are somehow being denied. When you clamp down on fraud, the Dems ALWAYS lose out. Strange how that happens.

46 posted on 05/28/2011 6:47:34 AM PDT by fwdude (Prosser wins, Goonions lose.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Now, it's going to be a battle to enforce this law. We do have sold-out DemocRat poll workers, after all.

It will require poll watchers at ever election site.

47 posted on 05/28/2011 6:49:17 AM PDT by fwdude (Prosser wins, Goonions lose.)
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To: TexasFreeper2009
This can’t be... everyone here think Perry’s a RINO....

There are varying degrees of RINOism. After all, Perry did support most conservative initiatives in the state. What pegs him as a RINO is his lax border and illegal alien stance and his unforgivable support for the Trans-Texas Corridor.

48 posted on 05/28/2011 6:53:43 AM PDT by fwdude (Prosser wins, Goonions lose.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Passed in tandem with this law should be the elevation of the crime of having a false I.D.


49 posted on 05/28/2011 6:55:38 AM PDT by fwdude (Prosser wins, Goonions lose.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
RAT Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton on Thursday vetoed a photo identification bill.

Of course he did. RATS need voter corruption to survive.

50 posted on 05/28/2011 7:00:06 AM PDT by upchuck (Think you know hardship? Ha! Wait till the dollar is no longer the world's reserve currency.)
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