Even using the data most favorable to the state, Hispanics disproportionately lack either a drivers license or a personal identification card, Thomas Perez, head of the Justice Departments 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.
¿No Matricula Consular?
Subject to U.S. Justice Department approval of a photo identification law passed by the Texas Legislature in 2011, the new photo identification requirements will become effective on January 1, 2012.
A: A voter will be required to show one of the following forms of photo identification at the polling location before the voter will be permitted to cast a vote.
With the exception of the U.S. citizenship certificate, the identification must be current or have expired no more than 60 days before being presented for voter qualification at the polling place.
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.