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Obama Administration Blocks Law Requiring Texas Residents to Show Photo ID Before Voting
foxnews.com ^ | 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.

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1 posted on 03/12/2012 9:04:58 AM PDT by Sleeping Freeper
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To: Sleeping Freeper

Perry should tell Holder and Obama to take a hike. No photo id no ballot and no vote.


2 posted on 03/12/2012 9:07:05 AM PDT by Qwackertoo (Gingrich/West 2012)
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To: Sleeping Freeper

If they require voter id then all voters mush show id not just some so the burden would be equally shared by everyone.

This is just more division from the executive branch.


3 posted on 03/12/2012 9:07:21 AM PDT by edcoil (It is not over until I win.)
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To: Sleeping Freeper

I would dearly love for a state, any state, would tell Holder and Obama to got straight to hell. Do what is best for that state regardless.


4 posted on 03/12/2012 9:08:44 AM PDT by biff (WAS)
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To: Sleeping Freeper

Excuse me but how can you be “potentially 120%” less likely to have ID? Do they just pull numbers out of their backside because they think they sound impressive?


5 posted on 03/12/2012 9:09:05 AM PDT by VikingMom (I may not know what the future holds but I know who holds the future!)
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To: Sleeping Freeper

The last desperate punches of a bested man.

How is showing an ID racist..

I understand illegals but otherwise I just don’t get it.


6 posted on 03/12/2012 9:10:46 AM PDT by Rightly Biased (How do you say Arkanicide in Kenyan?)
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To: Sleeping Freeper

If I didn’t know better, I’d think Obummer HATES Texas. Didn’t he just pull Millions out of a Houston Fundraiser? /s


7 posted on 03/12/2012 9:10:56 AM PDT by corbe (mystified)
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To: Sleeping Freeper

That’s because Texas is crawling with illegals. I believe Kansas now requires a photo id. I haven’t voted recently, but it seems I’ve read that.


8 posted on 03/12/2012 9:12:53 AM PDT by crosshairs
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To: VikingMom

What percentage of Texans are citizens of Mexico?

Did you read about the 35 year old man beating up a 67 yr. old man during a concert at the Chicago Symphony?

What a bunch of bums occupy our nation’s capital and our president’s home town.


9 posted on 03/12/2012 9:13:22 AM PDT by jayrunner
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To: Sleeping Freeper
About 11 percent of Hispanic voters reportedly lack state-issued identification.

So nice of them to tell us the scope of the illegal alien vote. If I were Texas, I'd sample that population right away and provide the DOJ all the data it needs. Model it backwards for the consequences on prior elections. Then enforce the law and let them squeal.

10 posted on 03/12/2012 9:14:32 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (The RNC would prefer Obama to a conservative nominee.)
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To: Sleeping Freeper

“saying the state has failed to demonstrate that the the law is not discriminatory by design “

Rather than the state trying to prove a negative, shouldn’t the justice department be trying to prove that it IS discriminatory?

And, how can anyone survive without ID of any kind in the modern world? Seems impossible to me. You can’t cash a check. You can’t use a credit card. You can’t have a conversation with a police officer without being asked for ID. The idea that people don’t have ID and are actually citizens lacks credibility to me.


11 posted on 03/12/2012 9:15:28 AM PDT by laxcoach (Government is greedy. Taxpayers who want their own money are not greedy.)
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To: Sleeping Freeper

0bamao trampling the 9th and 10 amendments again!


12 posted on 03/12/2012 9:17:55 AM PDT by FrdmLvr (culture, language, borders)
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To: Sleeping Freeper

I guess this means that Team Obama is banking on fraudulent voting to carry him into re-election in November.


13 posted on 03/12/2012 9:18:27 AM PDT by AtlasStalled
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To: Sleeping Freeper

The liberals have sure gotten away with a lot by using the race card. Now you have to prove that you’re NOT a racist. And you have to prove that a new law is NOT racist. That’s like boner proving he’s NOT going to cry.

Where does it say in the constitution that the president gets to decide which state laws are valid and which are not?


14 posted on 03/12/2012 9:19:04 AM PDT by Terry Mross ( "It happened. And we let it happen. - Peter Griffin, Family Guy)
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To: Carry_Okie

The time has passed where we comply and cooperate with tyrants. Expect Perry to tell them to shove it. We need some open resistance and soon.


15 posted on 03/12/2012 9:20:05 AM PDT by RitaOK (LET 'ER RIP, NEWT. Newt knows where all the bodies are buried, because he buried them.)
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To: corbe
If I didn’t know better, I’d think Obummer HATES Texas.

That's OK - most of us Texans hate him back.

16 posted on 03/12/2012 9:20:34 AM PDT by grobdriver
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To: Sleeping Freeper

Texas should reply to Obama “We don’t care what you think”, and implement its law.

What can Obama do, other than stomping his girly feet in distress?

It’s time for Thoreau’s Civil Disobedience.


17 posted on 03/12/2012 9:20:54 AM PDT by Marguerite (When I'm good, I am vNo, the most basic issue hereery, very good. But! When I'm bad, I'm even better)
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To: crosshairs

I’ve shown I’d in Ohio for years...gladly pull it out each time.


18 posted on 03/12/2012 9:21:03 AM PDT by nurees (Oh...there is a NEW Mexico (Homer Simpson))
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To: Sleeping Freeper
We have to show ID for almost anything now, but not voting?
Why is it the Liberal Dems refuse to want to do this and keep trying to cheapen Citizenship? What they fail to realize is that there are no real gains for them or anyone else by allowing fraudulent voting.
Trading some kind of short term shortsightedness for Pyrrhic victories will not help this country or them in the long term.
19 posted on 03/12/2012 9:22:13 AM PDT by Captain Peter Blood
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To: Sleeping Freeper

Two weeks ago, I was at a conventipon at one of the Disney hotels in Orlando. I had to show photo ID to get into the parking lot. I commented to the guard that most of my State Legislators don’t think I need this to vote, why should I have to show it to him just to park my car. Not to mention shoing it to board an airplane and get my hotel room, and rent the car.


20 posted on 03/12/2012 9:23:42 AM PDT by cyclotic (People who live within their means are increasingly being forced to pay for people who didn't.)
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To: Sleeping Freeper; waterhill; ixtl; mylife
Is it time YET?!?

(((ping)))!

21 posted on 03/12/2012 9:24:18 AM PDT by Envisioning ( Call me a racist................, one more time......................)
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To: grobdriver

Under the reserved powers of the Constitutution, elections are to be conducted by the states. IMO, in order for the Feds to step in, they must prove that the state law is a violation of CIVIL rights. The Feds are claiming the State of Texas has to prove a negative. That’s not the way it works. Gov. Perry should indeed tell Holder to stick it.


22 posted on 03/12/2012 9:24:37 AM PDT by cumbo78
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To: corbe

I’m beginning to believe these fundraisers are bogus. They’re getting their money from only a few sources. It was probably whispered to everyone at the fundraiser “You don’t have to pay. But don’t tell anyone else.”


23 posted on 03/12/2012 9:25:39 AM PDT by Terry Mross ( "It happened. And we let it happen. - Peter Griffin, Family Guy)
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To: Sleeping Freeper

It does discriminate against illegal Hispanic voters.


24 posted on 03/12/2012 9:27:29 AM PDT by Joe the Pimpernel (Islam is a religion of peace, and Moslems reserve the right to behead anyone who says otherwise.)
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To: Sleeping Freeper

About 11 percent of Hispanic voters reportedly lack state-issued identification

Perry should shove it back and ask to show where it’s discrimination. What is the basis DOJ’s claim?

Go get an ID if they want to vote. Men and women paid the ultimate price to give and defend citizens the right to vote.


25 posted on 03/12/2012 9:28:00 AM PDT by Java4Jay (The evils of government are directly proportional to the tolerance of the people.)
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To: Sleeping Freeper

Who could’ve guessed this? (I think any of us...)


26 posted on 03/12/2012 9:28:20 AM PDT by b4its2late (Patience is not a virtue, it is a waste of time.)
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To: Sleeping Freeper

They tried the same thing in GA. We told them to kiss our grits. I just had to show ID to vote on March 6th.


27 posted on 03/12/2012 9:28:40 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Joe the Pimpernel

So can a hispanic college student refuse to show an id at the bar?


28 posted on 03/12/2012 9:28:55 AM PDT by GreaterSwiss
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To: biff

Kinda goes back to states rights doesn’t it? Interesting concept that they don’t understand states rights. It’s a well known fact though that if you want to control the federal government, you have to control your individual states.


29 posted on 03/12/2012 9:29:36 AM PDT by RC2
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To: RitaOK; StarFan; Dutchy; alisasny; BobFromNJ; BUNNY2003; Cacique; Clemenza; Coleus; cyborg; DKNY; ..
The time has passed where we comply and cooperate with tyrants. Expect Perry to tell them to shove it. We need some open resistance and soon.

I agree, Rita. Hope we hear from Gov. Perry soon. This is outrageous...

30 posted on 03/12/2012 9:29:56 AM PDT by nutmeg (Rest in Peace, and THANK YOU, Andrew Breitbart)
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To: Sleeping Freeper

By what authority do they “block” this law? This is a state issue. The states really need to start taking a strong stand against the DC dictatorship, and tell ‘em to come prevent election officials from showing away those that don’t have ID. They will get laughed out of Texas.


31 posted on 03/12/2012 9:30:07 AM PDT by Ironfocus (Unseat the Looter-in-Chief)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Sleeping Freeper, additional:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2857942/posts


32 posted on 03/12/2012 9:30:15 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him)
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To: Sleeping Freeper

Will be interesting to see how Perry handles this


33 posted on 03/12/2012 9:31:13 AM PDT by Java4Jay (The evils of government are directly proportional to the tolerance of the people.)
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To: RitaOK
Expect Perry to tell them to shove it.

I think my plan is a good one: First gather and publicize the data that for certain will prove the DOJ contention is a bogus attempt to preserve a fraudulent vote.

Then tell them to shove it.

34 posted on 03/12/2012 9:31:29 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (The RNC would prefer Obama to a conservative nominee.)
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To: lonevoice

ping


35 posted on 03/12/2012 9:31:32 AM PDT by Pride in the USA
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To: Sleeping Freeper

Under these rules, vampires can’t vote. And hispanics, apparently.


36 posted on 03/12/2012 9:32:16 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Sleeping Freeper

I just heard on the radio that the 0 administration failed to get the law stopped. Which is it?


37 posted on 03/12/2012 9:32:38 AM PDT by madison10
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To: Ironfocus
By what authority do they “block” this law? This is a state issue.

The Voting Rights Act via the Fourteenth Amendment.

38 posted on 03/12/2012 9:32:49 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (The RNC would prefer Obama to a conservative nominee.)
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To: cumbo78
I'm hoping that Newt talks to Rick about this and your scenario is exactly what happens. IMO, the DOJ is providing a little dog and pony show, here. It's all smoke and mirrors and they know it.
39 posted on 03/12/2012 9:33:00 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (Barack has a memory like a steel trap; it's a gift ~ Michelle Obama)
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To: Sleeping Freeper

Whites have to do it.
Blacks have to do it.
Asians have to do it.
Hispanics can’t do it? Say what?

What makes them so inferior that they can’t comply with this?

I don’t consider them inferior. Do you consider them inferior?

Who considers them inferior? Oh that’s right, Barack Hussein Obama and his flying monkeys.

Get over your racists inclinations Mr. President. Come on, you can do it. Bring that baby blanket and binkie with you and crawl right into the 21st Century with the rest of us.


40 posted on 03/12/2012 9:35:49 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Abortion? No. Gov't heath care? No. Gore on warming? No. McCain on immigration? No.)
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To: Sleeping Freeper

Texas Secede!


41 posted on 03/12/2012 9:37:00 AM PDT by bgill (Romney & Obama are both ineligible. A non-NBC GOP prez shuts down all ?s on Obama's admin)
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To: Sleeping Freeper
At one point in time, about 5-6 years ago, the Austin American Statesmen ran an article saying that half the Cities Hispanic population was illegal. Considering that Hispanics are also the population Majority in Austin, this is a travesty...

Show ID. Beer, smokes, EBT cards, you need ID. This isn't "racist", it's just common sense.

They know it. We know it. This is a conspiracy to perpetuate a fraud. Period.

42 posted on 03/12/2012 9:39:23 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (Steampunk- Yesterday's Tomorrow, Today)
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To: Carry_Okie
Do all members of the government have to show their Id's when they fly. I know plastic mama pelosi has her own jet, but what about the rest who have to fly commercial. Does chuckie shumker have to show his id.
When these people vote, do they have to show id?
43 posted on 03/12/2012 9:39:29 AM PDT by shadeaud ( “Pray for Obama. Psalm 109:8”. Just doing my duty a Christian)
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To: Sleeping Freeper

“the state has failed to demonstrate that the the law is not discriminatory by design against Hispanic voters”

The term “voter” is extremely loosely used, isn’t it?

Just what IS a voter, anyway?...

You’re not a voter unless you’ve already voted, right? If you’re an authentic would-be voter, you still have to be legally registered, right? And even then, if required, you’d still have to show photo ID and/or registration card, SS card or what have you, right?

Unfortunately, illegitimate voters make it through and their votes get counted.

I’m not a fighter pilot but I’ve played one in a few computer flight sim’s over the years...

I’m not a NASCAR driver but I’ve played one in a few computer auto racing sim’s...

I’m not an illegal alien standing in line hoping to vote in
US elections but apparently, I CAN play one in real life and that’s no bullsh*t.

There’s something REALLY wrong with that.


44 posted on 03/12/2012 9:40:35 AM PDT by equaviator
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To: Marguerite
What can Obama do, other than stomping his girly feet in distress?

Send in Federal Thugs and start a civil war.

45 posted on 03/12/2012 9:41:02 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (Liberty is in danger. We are the generation. This is our role. Now is the time. Defend Freedom!)
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To: Sleeping Freeper; Berlin_Freeper; Hotlanta Mike; Silentgypsy; repubmom; HANG THE EXPENSE; Nepeta; ..

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 2010 census data:
Texas: Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin 37.6%

So, Perez states that fewer than that are lacking identification, but then goes on to say:

"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.

So, where is he coming up with these numbers?
46 posted on 03/12/2012 9:42:11 AM PDT by Brown Deer (Pray for 0bama. Psalm 109:8)
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To: Sleeping Freeper

How did these people register to vote in the first place if they have no id?


47 posted on 03/12/2012 9:42:51 AM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: Sleeping Freeper

Even using the data most favorable to the state, Hispanics disproportionately lack either a driver’s license or a personal identification card,” Thomas Perez, head of the Justice Department’s civil rights division, wrote in the letter to Keith Ingram, the director of elections for the Texas Secretary of State.

*The DOJ is blowing smoke..they’re only sampling driver license data or personal ID but here are the forms of acceptable ID’s to vote in Texas:

•a driver’s license or personal identification card issued to the person by the Department of Public Safety or a similar document issued to the person by an agency of another state, regardless of whether the license or card has expired;
•a form of identification containing the person’s photograph that establishes the person’s identity;
•a birth certificate or other document confirming birth that is admissible in a court of law and establishes the person’s identity;
•United States citizenship papers issued to the person;
•a United States passport issued to the person;
•official mail addressed to the person by name from a governmental entity;
•a copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document that shows the name and address of the voter; or
•any other form of identification prescribed by the Secretary of State.


48 posted on 03/12/2012 9:44:28 AM PDT by rainee
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To: Sleeping Freeper

It’s a damned shame when voting is treated just like a trip to the movies. Wait, even kids have to show ID to get into a R-rated movie.

Hope Gov Perry tells them to stuff it.


49 posted on 03/12/2012 9:44:54 AM PDT by magritte (Gladys Knight: Mormon Siren?)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts
What can Obama do, other than stomping his girly feet in distress?

Send in Federal Thugs and start a civil war.


Which is exactly what he wants. Dang, gonna have to cancel the election. Country is torn apart. Sorry folks.
50 posted on 03/12/2012 9:44:54 AM PDT by crosshairs
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