Skip to comments.Civil rights groups accuse Perry of 'discrimination' on voter law
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, âis a part of the largest legislative effort to turn back the clock on voting rights in our nation in over a century,â 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.
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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.
This is a ‘civil’ violation of the law like illegally entering the country right? No big deal ...
This is such *** awful BS. When are we, the normal people, going to start counter suing these groups? How do we even start?
"Oh no! Don't throw me in that briar patch!"
The Communists are really coming out of the woodwork these days, aren’t they...
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
The "poor" don't need ID to buy a gun?
The "poor" don't need ID at the airport?
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This kind of “Civil Rights” group are the ones building to the election that ends all other elections.
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.
Apparently, insisting upon honesty “discriminates” against Blacks and Hispanics.
Perhaps this says more about Blacks and Hispanics than it does about Perry.
The “soft bigotry of low expectations” strikes again.
Looks like they’re pilin’ on. Perry’s going to have to show how tough he can be after all this trash-talk.
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.
But...But...he’s supposed to be a RINO...just ask the Palin people.
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!
Of course. They are against documentation of any sort. The very idea of limiting voting to qualified voters! Oh, the shame of it!
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.
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.
Thanks shield. What a bunch of bull!!
Maybe they can use their ‘food stamp’ card to get their voter I.D., snicker.
Voter fraud is still alive and well:
In today’s NY special election:
Turner requests impound of ballots in New York special election
“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.”
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?
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.
The person heading up this lawsuit ... looking at how many black people got stimulus money...
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.
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.
How do these people cash their welfare checks?
This is a ploy to win over Hispanic voters in 2012.
I see a lot of Obama voters’ pictures on the wall at the post office.