Free Republic
Browse · Search
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Obama Administration Blocks Law Requiring Texas Residents to Show Photo ID Before Voting ^ | 3-12-12

Posted on 03/12/2012 9:04:52 AM PDT by Sleeping Freeper

The Justice Department is objecting to a new photo ID law in Texas for voters, saying the state has failed to demonstrate that the the law is not discriminatory by design against Hispanic voters.

The department's head of the civil rights division, Tom Perez, wrote a a six-page letter to Texas' director of elections saying that Texas has not "sustained its burden" under Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act to show that the new law will not have a discriminatory effect on minority voters. About 11 percent of Hispanic voters reportedly lack state-issued identification.

Perez wrote that while the state says the new photo ID requirement is to "ensure electoral integrity and deter ineligible voters from voting" the state "did not include evidence of significant in-person voter impersonation not already addressed by the state's existing laws."

Perez added that the number of people lacking any personal ID or driver's license issued by the state ranges from from 603,892 to 795,955, but of that span, 29-38 percent of them are Hispanic.

"According to the state's own data, a Hispanic registered voter is at least 46.5 percent, and potentially 120.0 percent, more likely than a non-Hispanic registered voter to lack this identification," Perez wrote.

(Excerpt) Read more at ...

TOPICS: Breaking News; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: 2012; aliens; amnesty; bell; bhofascism; corruption; criminal; criticalracetheory; crt; democratcorruption; democrats; democratvoterfraud; doj; dojisajoke; dojoutofcontrol; donttreadonme; electionfraud; elections; govtabuse; heartless; holder; illegalvote; obama; racecard; racism; stateid; texas; texasvoterid; tx; tyranny; voterfraud; voterid; votingrightsact; warontexas
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first previous 1-20 ... 81-100101-120121-140141-143 last
To: Frank_2001

Will be interesting to see how Perry handles this

141 posted on 03/13/2012 3:17:20 PM PDT by Java4Jay (The evils of government are directly proportional to the tolerance of the people.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 121 | View Replies]

To: nurees

I have always shown my ID. I think you can use a non-photo ID, If there is such a thing. Utility bill mabey?

142 posted on 03/13/2012 3:29:04 PM PDT by GranTorino (Bloody Lips Save Ships.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: GreaterSwiss



federal law REQUIRES a government issued ID in order to be in bankruptcy court (AND a valid original proof of ss number)

143 posted on 03/13/2012 3:50:08 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! and
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 28 | View Replies]

Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first previous 1-20 ... 81-100101-120121-140141-143 last

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
Topics · Post Article

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