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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

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To: Terry Mross

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

“The Constitution of the United States [has] delegated to the Congress a power to punish treason, counterfeiting the securities and current coin of the United States, piracies and felonies committed on the high seas, and offences against the laws of nations, and no other crimes whatever.”
—THOMAS JEFFERSON, THE KENTUCKY RESOLUTIONS

Guess he forgot to include the President in that.


101 posted on 03/12/2012 12:09:00 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Sleeping Freeper; AJFavish; theothercheek; Red Steel; GreatOne; David; jazminerose; holdonnow; ...
Hopefully, the next Congress will have the guts to either repeal Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act altogether, or to change it so as to put the burden of proving discrimination on the federal Justice Department when it challenges a change in a state's election laws.

Photo voter ID card laws definitely reduce fraud at the polls. Claiming that that blacks or Hispanics are discriminated against by such a policy is a bunch of nonsense calculated to enable the Democrats to continue their fraud schemes ad infinitum, which will inevitably result in Democrats cheating their way to election victories and thereby gaining political power unjustly.

102 posted on 03/12/2012 12:10:47 PM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: All

Everybody take a breath.

Texas already has had a voter ID law in place for decades.

The new voter ID law requires a photo ID.

I think this argument that photo ID is discriminatory is just going to fall flat on its face because the previous law was already in place.


103 posted on 03/12/2012 12:12:37 PM PDT by AlmaKing
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To: Sleeping Freeper
Obama appointee, applying Bell's critical race theory (CRT) to judicial decisions to help transform the country
104 posted on 03/12/2012 12:23:30 PM PDT by opentalk
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To: bgill

BTTT!


105 posted on 03/12/2012 12:26:56 PM PDT by wolfcreek (‘closed eye’ mentality is the reason for our current reality)
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To: elpadre

You even need a picture ID to double post,,, and a Birth Certificate to triple post!
8^)


106 posted on 03/12/2012 12:27:45 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: justiceseeker93

I have to show an ID to even get into a gated community to do my job.

And you would not BELIEVE what I had to produce just to renew my drivers license!

Showing an ID to vote should be mandatory on the Federal level.


107 posted on 03/12/2012 12:29:03 PM PDT by left that other site
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To: Sleeping Freeper

BULL EXCREMENT!!

You have to have a state issued ID to carry on all forms of business in this state.

Even people in nursing homes need IDs to get medicare and such.


108 posted on 03/12/2012 12:30:31 PM PDT by wolfcreek (‘closed eye’ mentality is the reason for our current reality)
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To: justiceseeker93

Texas should ignore the Feds and dare those clowns to do something about it. See you in court.


109 posted on 03/12/2012 12:33:07 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Envisioning

Well of course silly, how else can the democats promote fraudulent voting?

FUBO, what a diklick(really he is)


110 posted on 03/12/2012 1:21:52 PM PDT by waterhill (I Shall Remain. FUBO)
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To: Sleeping Freeper

Craziness


111 posted on 03/12/2012 1:56:48 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana (Why should I vote for Bishop Romney when he hates me because I am a Christian)
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To: Sleeping Freeper

That’s because the 11% of “Hispanic Voters” aren’t here legally, dumba$$.


112 posted on 03/12/2012 2:28:11 PM PDT by fwdude
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To: AtlasStalled

Obama won’t carry Texas, even with him dictating what our laws will be.

But it WILL turn a lot of U.S. and state legislative seats by allowing dead people to vote.


113 posted on 03/12/2012 2:31:47 PM PDT by fwdude
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To: Carry_Okie
"Model it backwards for the consequences on prior elections."

Right on, right on...

114 posted on 03/12/2012 2:36:59 PM PDT by Lexinom
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To: Sleeping Freeper

The Obama administration shows no hesitance in making their feelings known, in getting its point across.

WHERE ARE THE REPUBLICANS????

Will we see Boehner out and lambasting this decision to fight against protecting our most precious right, all simply by showing ID which Americans have to do to even buy lunch for God’s sakes?

How about McCain....he’ll be out there screaming about this silly administrative position? McCain....the guy who gave us all Campaign Reform that we all sleep well at night for the effort and time he put into such an important legislation?

They’ll be out there, the Repub Senators and Representatives, right? Surely they won’t ask us volunteers to mind the polls for suspicious voting when they aren’t even letting out a peep about it?

Surely not?


115 posted on 03/12/2012 2:50:15 PM PDT by Fishtalk (http://patfish.blogspot.com/)
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To: Sleeping Freeper

“...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,””

Is this due to a difference in the opportunity to obtain ID?

Can’t any group skew the outcome if they ignore the opportunity? I can use way less gas in a week if I don’t drive.


116 posted on 03/12/2012 4:25:10 PM PDT by APatientMan (Pick a side)
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To: AlmaKing

Tell the Feds to give them a photo ID when they come across the border. That way we know who to deport.


117 posted on 03/12/2012 4:32:56 PM PDT by Lets Roll NOW (A baby isn't a punishment, Obama is)
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To: raybbr

I live in CT also and have noticed that. I always have ID in hand, ready to present to the person at the table checking off voters before they ask.


118 posted on 03/12/2012 5:02:14 PM PDT by matt04
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To: laxcoach

In TX, it costs $16 for a state issued ID card and it’s good for 6 years. You don’t even need a social security number. Less than $3 a year for something that would allow you to vote. Too much of a burden?


119 posted on 03/12/2012 5:09:41 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: Sleeping Freeper

I unfortunately don’t have time to read through the thread. Has there been word on the state telling them to pound sand?


120 posted on 03/12/2012 6:52:47 PM PDT by TheZMan (Obama is without a doubt the worst President ever elected to these United States)
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To: Rightly Biased

“How is showing an ID racist..”

Good question! Does anyone complain about requesting ID to purchase cigarettes, alcohol,or when buying something with a credit card?


121 posted on 03/12/2012 7:50:42 PM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: justiceseeker93

Thanks for the ping!


122 posted on 03/12/2012 8:23:56 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: Sleeping Freeper

If they get away with this NO ONE should show ID when voting. Let them guess whether two districts or voting for your neighbor or for someone who has recently died ... or whatever.


123 posted on 03/12/2012 9:20:32 PM PDT by Lorianne (fedgov, taxporkmoney)
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To: crosshairs

Michigan has required an id for a while now. Just showed it when I voted in the primary.


124 posted on 03/12/2012 10:03:59 PM PDT by bog trotter
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To: Qwackertoo
Put two Texas Rangers in each Precinct to be sure the Voter ID Law is followed.

If there ain't enough Rangers, I'm sure a whole lot of Texans would have no problem being Deputized to fill the shortage.

What will the Judge do, send in his Army? Perry controls the Texas National Guard, LOL

125 posted on 03/12/2012 10:13:25 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (A day without Obama is like a day without a Tsunami.)
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To: Qwackertoo

Agreed, its long past time the southern States start asserting their EQUAL rights under the U.S. Constitution to the application of UNIFORM laws.

If the North don’t have to submit the South should absoulty refuse submission!! If they lawless Federal Government can’t find it within itself to treat the members of this union as Equals then we should appeal to the justice of nature and the opinions of the rest of the world this injustice of Washington.

An injustice Not only against our people as States but against the very minority they hypocritically claim to be trying to protect. After all the explicit propose of theses laws is to protect the vote of each and every individual from voter fraud.

To deny any particular “Race” of men application to this law is to expose the same men to the same portability that others might pose as them and Steal their vote!

Are not Hispanics and African Americans entitled to the same protection as whites, or does the Democratic party see them as a group of targets that must be left open for fraud?


126 posted on 03/12/2012 11:17:30 PM PDT by Monorprise
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To: Carry_Okie

“By what authority do they “block” this law? This is a state issue.
The Voting Rights Act via the Fourteenth Amendment.”

Section 5 of the “voting rights act” which spells out particular states for discriminatory laws to be applied is in blaten violation of not only the 14th ammedments EQUAL protection clause its a violation of the Federal constitutions Equal Standing clause.

I don’t know what the democrats of the 1960’s were thinking you would think that if they were going to install a repressive mandate the least they could do is apply it equally to all the State. But instead they make it clear in this lawless act that some states are “less equal” than others.

That concept in itself is absolutism repugnant to the idea of a free republican union. But I guess their idea of the “united states” post Lincoln was that of a lawless(boundless) empire not a republican union at all.

As a Texan I find this discrimination extremely insulting.


127 posted on 03/12/2012 11:36:42 PM PDT by Monorprise
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To: bog trotter

“Michigan has required an id for a while now. Just showed it when I voted in the primary.”

Many northern States do, Its us southern that are subjected to this lawless indignity “federal acts” applied to us and us alone. Equal footing is a myth they gave up on a very long time ago.

I am a Texan, and to Washington that makes me scientifically less entitled to self-government than you a Michigander. I suppose it don’t much matter because in either case If they don’t like what we choose they come in and impose their will. In the long run tether of us are free men nor free peoples we individuality & collectively(as States) are both slaves to Lincoln’s Empire.


128 posted on 03/12/2012 11:47:31 PM PDT by Monorprise
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To: All

This whole issue isn’t as simple as it seems on the surface. The “preclearance” requirement in the Voting Rights Act (in Section 5) has a history of litigation in Texas.

Basic info:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voting_Rights_Act_of_1965#Section_5_-_Preclearance

The 25-year extension of the preclearance procedure (by Pres. Bush and the Congress in 2006) was challenged in a lawsuit in 2009 in Texas, but the Supreme Court failed to declare preclearance unconstitutional.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northwest_Austin_Municipal_Utility_District_No._1_v._Holder


129 posted on 03/13/2012 12:15:52 AM PDT by Nita Nupress
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The Bailout Bait and Switch: DOJ’s Last-Ditch Attempt to Rescue Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act (April 18, 2011)
http://www.heritage.org/research/reports/2011/04/the-bailout-bait-and-switch-dojs-last-ditch-attempt-to-rescue-section-5-of-the-voting-rights-act


130 posted on 03/13/2012 12:20:28 AM PDT by Nita Nupress
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To: Sleeping Freeper

Then how do they get housing? You have to show a picture ID to rent or buy.

How do they cash their paychecks? Banks and credit unions want a picture ID.

How can they get a car? You have to show a picture ID to rent or buy a car.

How do they get healthcare? You have to show a picture ID to get treated by a doctor.

This is just more left-wing crime.


131 posted on 03/13/2012 12:25:11 AM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: Monorprise
As a Texan I find this discrimination extremely insulting.

The case is insulting. The authority is firmly grounded in the law I cited, whatever you think of its legitimacy. Certainly the ratification process of the 14th was an abomination.

132 posted on 03/13/2012 1:51:49 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (The RNC would prefer Obama to a conservative nominee.)
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To: edcoil

BHO & Holder don’t care about this country. Tell both of them to go to hell. They’re destroying our country.

For the first time in my life I’m embarrassed to be be an American.


133 posted on 03/13/2012 4:27:13 AM PDT by KwHorn77 (The GOP needs to get some Nads.)
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To: justiceseeker93

Some judge stuck it down in Wisconsin too.


134 posted on 03/13/2012 4:28:39 AM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: Sleeping Freeper

Texas is a free state. Holder and obama need to stay the hell out of its business.


135 posted on 03/13/2012 4:31:45 AM PDT by jersey117 (The Stepford Media should be sued for malpractice)
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To: Sleeping Freeper

Bet they need a photo-id to take books out of the library, though.


136 posted on 03/13/2012 8:30:41 AM PDT by chessplayer
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To: Sleeping Freeper

How does the executive branch get to decide the Constitutionality of Texas Law?


137 posted on 03/13/2012 9:12:18 AM PDT by keats5 (Not all of us are hypnotized.)
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To: rainee
"•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;"

Really? That sucks, but there goes the DOJ argument. Unless the poor "disenfranchised" are bums living on the streets, Hispanics (legal or not) pay utility bills.

The Texas Attorney General should send this section of their statute to Holder, and tell DC to suck it.

138 posted on 03/13/2012 9:59:15 AM PDT by A Navy Vet (An Oath is Forever)
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To: nutmeg

We need some open resistance and soon.

**
Amen!

I have often heard the expression “Don’t mess with Texas!” Let’s hope it proves true here.


139 posted on 03/13/2012 11:17:38 AM PDT by Bigg Red (Pray for our republic.)
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To: Sleeping Freeper
Hey Holder... demonstrate that the law IS discriminatory by design against Hispanic voters
140 posted on 03/13/2012 3:12:26 PM PDT by Java4Jay (The evils of government are directly proportional to the tolerance of the people.)
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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.)
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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?
REMEMBER THE ALAMO!


142 posted on 03/13/2012 3:29:04 PM PDT by GranTorino (Bloody Lips Save Ships.)
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To: GreaterSwiss

nope

AND

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! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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