Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

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
BooHoo-- that awful Perry, wants to stop voter fraud. (/sarc)
1 posted on 09/13/2011 8:09:52 PM PDT by Clairity
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

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)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Clairity

“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.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

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.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

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
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

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.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

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)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

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")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Clairity

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
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Clairity
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 !!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

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.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

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.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

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.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

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
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

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 ...")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

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!!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

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.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

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")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

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!!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

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.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Clairity

The Obama Administration has been going after TX on a regular basis since Perry has been butting heads with him. Currently letting TX burn, EPA trying to destroy the Energy industry there, and now this hooey law suit. Dems always say that the poor, elderly, and minority can’t get picture id’s and it discriminates. Unless something has changed in the last year, free picture ID’s can be obtained, there is transportation available. Can’t cash a check, open a bank account, fly, enter a hospital, and many other activities. The only thing you don’t need a picture ID for is voter fraud, and the Democrats excel at this activity.


21 posted on 09/13/2011 9:01:59 PM PDT by Grey Eagle
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: LUV W

It was expected. He expected it...they are trying to take him out...they will be unable to do that. OF all the people I know, he is the one who’ll withstand all of it and win.


22 posted on 09/13/2011 9:13:40 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.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: shield

Thanks shield. What a bunch of bull!!
Maybe they can use their ‘food stamp’ card to get their voter I.D., snicker.


23 posted on 09/13/2011 9:17:24 PM PDT by potlatch (Two Eyes, Two Ears, One Mouth - Use Them Proportionately)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: Cutterjohnmhb

Voter fraud is still alive and well:

In today’s NY special election:

Turner requests impound of ballots in New York special election

http://www.latimes.com/news/politics/la-pn-ny-ballots-20110913,0,446128.story

“Bill O’Reilly, a spokesman for the Turner campaign, said in an email that the campaign requested that the ballots be impounded after “getting serious reports of election fraud.”

“Many Democrats — including deceased ones — were sent ballots without applying,” O’Reilly said. “Looks like clear election fraud, so we filed papers to impound all ballots cast and mailed.”


24 posted on 09/13/2011 9:17:53 PM PDT by Clairity ("The United States needs to be not so much loved as it needs to be respected." -- VP Dick Cheney)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: Clairity
I think the left is worried about more than just voting. I think they're worried this will lead to their supporters being knocked off the government tit. Look at the groups they say will be harmed by this. The; poor, elderly, students and minorities, IMHO, should already be required to have photo ID. It's no wonder we have such a high fraud, abuse and waste problem, costing billions in tax dollars yearly. People using Medicare and Medicaid should have to show photo ID every time they go to the doctor. Poor people should have to show photo ID every time they use government issued debit cards. Minorities need photo ID to drive, work and do banking. College students should be required to show photo ID every time they take a test. If they're not, that could explain how Obama made it through.
25 posted on 09/13/2011 9:17:53 PM PDT by Razz Barry (Round'em up, send'em home.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Clairity

Dead people, illegal immigrants, babies, schitzoids who want to vote once for each of their multiple personalities ... there is no END to the people this law discriminates against!

Who is behind this lawsuit?

http://www.advancementproject.org/about/people/judith-a-browne-dianis

Judith Brown Dianis .... part of 2000 election lawsuits:
“She also served as co-counsel in NAACP v. Katherine Harris, et al., representing the Florida State Conference of the NAACP and black Floridians in a lawsuit to remedy voting rights violations related to the November 7, 2000 election.”

Having failed in the legislatures, these liberals are using the courts to advocate for their failed liberal view on voter ID laws.

http://www.lafronteratimes.com/tag/judith-browne-dianis/

The person heading up this lawsuit ... looking at how many black people got stimulus money...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QW0wVzfn9_g


26 posted on 09/13/2011 9:24:38 PM PDT by WOSG
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: potlatch

Did you notice before the debate started last night. Perry had his head bowed and was praying? I don’t think anyone realized that is what he was doing.


27 posted on 09/13/2011 9:24:52 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.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 23 | View Replies]

To: shield

No I didn’t, but I would certainly believe that. I pray for him, he’s got a tough road ahead but we know he can win.
I’m heading off to bed, see you tomorrow friend.


28 posted on 09/13/2011 9:37:39 PM PDT by potlatch (Two Eyes, Two Ears, One Mouth - Use Them Proportionately)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 27 | View Replies]

To: All

How do these people cash their welfare checks?


29 posted on 09/13/2011 10:17:18 PM PDT by Rodney Dangerfield ("President Obama blames ________ for his inability to _____.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 28 | View Replies]

To: Clairity

This is a ploy to win over Hispanic voters in 2012.


30 posted on 09/13/2011 10:51:02 PM PDT by no dems (No matter who it might be, when I find out a person is a Democrat, I lose respect for them.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Grey Eagle

I see a lot of Obama voters’ pictures on the wall at the post office.


31 posted on 09/14/2011 3:25:58 AM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson