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Civil rights groups accuse Perry of 'discrimination' on voter law
Politico ^ | Sept. 13, 2011 | Ben Smith

Posted on 09/13/2011 8:09:49 PM PDT by Clairity

A coalition of civil rights groups will file documents with the Department of Justice tomorrow accusing Texas Gov. Rick Perry of intentionally discriminating against black and Hispanic voters by backing and signing a strict new voter identification law earlier this year.

Voter ID has emerged as an increasingly hard-fought partisan issue, with Republicans across the country pushing laws they say will combat possible vote fraud, while Democrats say their real effect will be to keep voters who don't have ID - mostly the poor - away. The new law requires voters to show drivers licenses, passports, or other federal or state identification; old rules permitted voters to show utility bills and other common documents.

The Texas law, known as SB14, “is a part of the largest legislative effort to turn back the clock on voting rights in our nation in over a century,” said Advancement Project co-director Judith Browne Dianis, in a statement shared with POLITICO and co-signed by the American Civil Liberties Union and several other groups.

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


TOPICS: Editorial; Politics/Elections; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: aclu; dallas; elections; perry; perry2012; voterid
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BooHoo-- that awful Perry, wants to stop voter fraud. (/sarc)
1 posted on 09/13/2011 8:09:52 PM PDT by Clairity
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To: shield

Perry ping


2 posted on 09/13/2011 8:11:25 PM PDT by Clairity ("The United States needs to be not so much loved as it needs to be respected." -- VP Dick Cheney)
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“Civil rights” groups are a real pain in the @$$. Those commie maggots should be forced to find a real job or thrown in jail until they do.


3 posted on 09/13/2011 8:11:43 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Only two things come out of the DemocRAT Party. Fears and Smears.)
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To: Clairity

b.s.


4 posted on 09/13/2011 8:13:37 PM PDT by ken21 (ruling class dem + rino progressives -- destroying america for 150 years.)
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To: Clairity

This is a ‘civil’ violation of the law like illegally entering the country right? No big deal ...


5 posted on 09/13/2011 8:15:59 PM PDT by 11th_VA
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To: Clairity

This is such *** awful BS. When are we, the normal people, going to start counter suing these groups? How do we even start?


6 posted on 09/13/2011 8:16:49 PM PDT by Clock King (Ellisworth Toohey was right: My head's gonna explode.)
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To: Clairity
I'll admit to some ambivalence toward Perry at this early point, but he couldn't have paid enough money to get some group to complain about Voter ID.

"Oh no! Don't throw me in that briar patch!"

7 posted on 09/13/2011 8:19:24 PM PDT by Prospero (non est ad astra mollis e terris via)
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To: Clairity

The Communists are really coming out of the woodwork these days, aren’t they...


8 posted on 09/13/2011 8:19:42 PM PDT by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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Sure voter fraud is a myth....Donks would never be involved in voter fraud....nah. http://www.dallasnews.com/news/community-news/dallas/headlines/20110913-four-more-members-of-medrano-family-indicted-in-2010-illegal-voting-probe.ece


9 posted on 09/13/2011 8:20:12 PM PDT by Cutterjohnmhb
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So... the "poor" don't need ID to buy alcohol or cigarettes?

The "poor" don't need ID to buy a gun?

The "poor" don't need ID at the airport?

10 posted on 09/13/2011 8:20:53 PM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife; RoosterRedux; jonrick46; deepbluesea; RockinRight; TexMom7; potlatch; ...
Perry Ping....

IF you'd rather NOT be pinged FReepmail me.

IF you'd like to be added FReepmail me. Thanks.

11 posted on 09/13/2011 8:21:20 PM PDT by shield (Rev 2:9 Woe unto those who say they are Judahites and are not, but are of the syna GOG ue of Satan.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

This kind of “Civil Rights” group are the ones building to the election that ends all other elections.


12 posted on 09/13/2011 8:23:12 PM PDT by oyez ( America is being pimped.)
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To: DTogo

if someone is too stupid to figure out how to get an id legally, or illegally for that matter, they are too stupid to vote.


13 posted on 09/13/2011 8:24:14 PM PDT by bravo whiskey (If the little things really bother you, maybe it's because the big things are going well.)
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To: Clairity

Apparently, insisting upon honesty “discriminates” against Blacks and Hispanics.

Perhaps this says more about Blacks and Hispanics than it does about Perry.


14 posted on 09/13/2011 8:24:32 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: Jack Hammer

The “soft bigotry of low expectations” strikes again.


15 posted on 09/13/2011 8:37:05 PM PDT by fwdude ("When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve ...")
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To: shield

Looks like they’re pilin’ on. Perry’s going to have to show how tough he can be after all this trash-talk.


16 posted on 09/13/2011 8:38:41 PM PDT by LUV W (Obama is E V I L!!! RUN, SARAH---RUN!!!)
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To: Clairity

Only criminals hate Voter ID.
Explains the defiance.

Question. Are )bam’s unions repairing voting machines?
I know I read that somewhere. If so that info needs to go viral.


17 posted on 09/13/2011 8:39:34 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (Rabid democRATS and 0bama the dictator own it all now.)
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To: Clairity

But...But...he’s supposed to be a RINO...just ask the Palin people.


18 posted on 09/13/2011 8:41:11 PM PDT by achilles2000 ("I'll agree to save the whales as long as we can deport the liberals")
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To: Clairity

One of his better decisions. Stopping voter fraud should be the goal of every state’s chief executive, but most are scared silly to be strong leaders!


19 posted on 09/13/2011 8:44:00 PM PDT by LUV W (Obama is E V I L!!! RUN, SARAH---RUN!!!)
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To: Clairity

Of course. They are against documentation of any sort. The very idea of limiting voting to qualified voters! Oh, the shame of it!


20 posted on 09/13/2011 8:46:18 PM PDT by RobbyS (Pray with the suffering souls.)
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