Skip to comments.Obama administration blocks Texas voter ID law
Posted on 03/12/2012 10:52:49 AM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears
(Reuters) - The Obama administration on Monday blocked a new Texas law requiring voters to show photo identification before they can cast a ballot out of concerns it could harm some Hispanic voters who lack such identification.
The state law approved in May 2011 required voters to show government-issued photo identification, which could include a driver's license, a military identification card, a birth certificate with a photo, a current U.S. passport, or a concealed handgun permit.
The Justice Department said that data from Texas showed that almost 11 percent of Hispanic voters, just over 300,000, did not have a driver's license or state issued identification card, and that plans to mitigate those concerns were incomplete.
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Democrats depend on it!
Let’s just ignore him. What’s he going to do?
Obama is UN-REELECTABLE. He can only cheat his way for four more years.
Why do states even bother to pass laws anymore? It’s a total waste of time. Just let the Feds take care of everything. After all. They know best what is best for us. /sar
Texas should just implement and apply the law regardless of what the Feds say, that’s what Obama whould do.
Ping. For your list.
If white people are capable of getting photo ID, Hispanics are. To suggest otherwise is racist.
Can’t they use a copy of their rap sheets? ...Just kidding.
I would think this should be in the sidebar, but I will let more knowledgeable people than me make that determination.
The Justice department can’t ‘block’ a law. It is a matter for a court to do this. They can notify they will sue, prosecute, whatever, but they do not have the power to make law. If I were Texas, I’d tell Obama to get a goddamned Judge to issue and order and then spend whatever it took to fight it up to the USOC, if need be. Screw that Musolini bastard.
This is so sickening and so obvious. The Democrats’ next target is for illegals to vote and so they will block all attempts at having voter ID laws.
And since when did a presidential administration have a right to usurp a state law?
Governor Perry had better give ‘em hell!
I look forward to the next Congress. President Newt will ask for a bill that eliminates some federal benches. No impeachment, no muss, no fuss. Send a few packing, along with the entire Ninth Circus, and the rest will get the message.
The soft bigotry of low expectations marches on...the poor dumb bastards can’t figure out how to get a free picture ID card...isn’t that what they are REALLY saying?
Eric “My People” Holder is basically painting Hispanics as hapless idiots.
Obama and Holder are the most racist corksuckers ever in their respective positions.
Ref post #12.
You are correct.
I was wondering when someone would come up with the right/correct solution.
You did it!!!
When is it time to stop “taking a step back in the name of civility”?
Time for the states to enforce their sovereignty and their rights under the constitution.
Just enforce the law, and if/when feds show up to make them stop, have the marshalls and sheriffs arrest them.
First they came for California...
Two decades ago we noted that this will sweep the nation.
We tried in 98 with prop 187 Save our State.
As the citizens of other state mock California their communities are now becoming just like California.
Their energy could have been better used.
Oh well - too late now!
This all bullcarp. No matter how poor they may be, Hispanics somehow always manage to come up with an I.D. at the liquor store on payday.
The states need to reclaim their control over state processes and regulations and tell the federal government to FOAD.
The list, Ping
Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list
If white people are capable of getting photo ID, Hispanics are.
What color (skin) is a Hispanic?
Just a curious question I am posing.
Or the DSS for Welfare
Or the Schools to get their kids enrolled
Or the IRS to get their EITC
All this has ever been about is ILLEGALS voting in Elections.
IOW it’s all about the Democrat Party committing fraud on America.
You nailed it!
There is a $16 fee to get a Texas ID card, I think this fee should be eliminated or else it could be construed as a poll tax.
I am definitely in favor of this law, I also think absentee ballots should be eliminated except for persons who can’t make it to a polling place because of a certified handicap.
Much of the fraud centers around absentee ballots, imho.
Of course, in state tuition for illegal aliens will also disproportionately affect Hispanics, but no one is taking legal action over that....
I didn’t know the Justice Department had the power to block laws.
The Justice Department said that data from Texas showed that almost 11 percent of Hispanic voters, just over 300,000, did not have a driver’s license or state issued identification card
How do they know this? Somehow I can’t understand this.
ignore them and don’t allow them to vote. you need id to cash a check, to get on a flight, to enter courthouses, to open a bank account, to deposit money for cable television/phone service.. you NEED I.D. for a myriad of things... except to vote as a fake american citizen for the democrat thug party.
democrat party... the party of parasites, grifters, traitors and those that want power over them.
It’s a good question, one I get a lot because I’m too lazy and disinterested to try and categorize everyone of Hispanic heritage from across the border, or from Cuba, or Puerto Rico..., as whatever Indian tribe, or Spanish mix, or black, Indian, Irish, Spanish mix. I could get even lazier, and just say Mexican, but that would be incorrect also, so normally, when I say Hispanic, I mean someone of Spanish speaking heritage, who also has ancestors who spoke or speak an Indian language, probably some version of Aztec. Latino, of course, is popular, but I don’t know what the difference is between Latino or Hispanic, other than Hispanics in my neck of the woods prefer the term Hispanic. Most of the Hispanics that I know, and that is pretty much everyone that I know, are much darker complexioned than I am, including family members, though not all of my grandkids, and they usually call themselves Hispanic, rather than white. But I suspect you knew what I meant before you asked.
Thanks AAC! Calling voter ID requirements discriminatory under the Voting Rights Act is quite a stretch and not unlike the requirement of a bona fide birth certificate or other definitive evidence as proof one is eligible to occupy the big chair in the white hut. “THEY” don’t care. Vote hustling at its finest.
Funny how they didn’t “block” our “new” law in Tennessee that is the same thing.
Actually, it’s not new. We had, as SOP, the requirment to have two forms of ID one being the voter registration card.
Then the TN legislature (Dems) dropped it for only a simple ID and if you didn’t have that they made it easier to get a provisional ballot (fraud). I saw several people once that I could tell were not from our precint come get one lying about why they were not on the rolls.
So the GOP legislature just finally replead the law and made us go back to PROVING we can vote there.
We have to show ID, sign an affidavit, and then a book that has our signatures from previous votes scanned and on the book for comparison.
Oh, but we don’t have that many illegal aliens voting. Pure and simple political move by the Executive branch to steal elections. If Gov. Perry had any real balls and wanted to be president this was his issue. But he called us “heartless”.
He should tell Holder to pound sand but he’s a coward.
NOTE Texas state law approved in May 2011 required voters to show government-issued photo ID---could be a driver's license, a military identification card, a birth certificate with a photo, a current U.S. passport, or a concealed handgun permit.
ICE's "documents and benefits fraud task force" found: A common practice among "impoverished" illegals is to buy several faked identitues for several thousand dollars each----the illegal then votes and rides the US gravy train under several names.
One latino stole $3.2 million UI benefits using several identities. Jose Madrigal---the Washington state tapist---had some 30 identities.
REFERENCE July 21, 2006----BERGEN RECORD, NJ
REFERENCE Texans accused of selling counterfeit IDs (impoverished illegals "here for a better life" pay several thousand $$$ for fake ID's)
Pelcastre brothers, Angel and Jorge, Dallas, Texas, were a walking threat to US national security, expert document forgers who, for a few thousand dollars, could give anyone a new identity, NJ L/E authorities said.
The Texas brothers were a "one-stop shop" for a myriad of fake US documents, including birth certificates, Social Security cards, driver's licenses----for any state in the US------ passports and resident alien cards, said state police.
The Texas brothers turned a NJ hotel room into a business office and were readying a massive cache of fake Social Security cards for delivery to a local NJ identity broker. Officers happened upon two cars bearing Texas plates in a NJ hotel parking lot. Authorities wouldn't identify the NJ hotel by name for fear it would spark retribution. The Drug Interdiction Task Force regularly runs checks.
The Texas brothers were followed to a NJ office supply store nearby where they purchased computer supplies. Officers then followed the Texans to a NJ storage facility in Secaucus, NJ, where the Texans loaded several boxes into a car. One of them stood lookout. Authorities approached the Texas brothers when they returned to the NJ hotel and questioned them separately.
The Texas brothers consented to a search. Police recovered laminating sheets with built-in security features, pages of blank documents waiting for fake names and information, finished documents, computers and software to create the fake IDs.
All told, the haul was worth about $500,000 on the street when sold to "impoverished illegals." Police also recovered $6,000 in cash, which was the first payment from a NJ fake document broker for a shipment of 500 phony Social Security cards. ####
Illegal Manuel Mejia Ordonez ordered to repay $3M in Calif employment fraud
San Francisco Chronicle | June 26, 2010
FR Posted June 26, 2010 by artichokegrower
A former Marysville resident has been sentenced to prison and ordered to pay back $3 million in fraudulently obtained unemployment compensation.
US Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner said 31-year-old Manuel Mejia Ordonez was sentenced to eight years and one month in prison for conspiracy to commit mail fraud and identity theft. (Excerpt) Read more at sfgate.com ...
QUESTION How does a citizen of Mexico make $3 million in unemployment claims? A. By establishing multiple identities. The fraudster, Manuel Mejia Ordonez, got eight years for conspiracy to commit mail fraud........and identity theft.
THE "JUST HERE FOR A BETTER LIFE" SCAM "Impoverished" illegals buy multiple fake identities for several thousand dollars each. Jose Madrigal---the Washington State rapist---had some 30 identities.
A family of four can have an income of $30,000 a year and still qualify for food stamps----with just one identity. A single mother, with two children who has a full time job that pays $7.25 an hour has an effective income of $48,000 a year when you add all the benefits she and her children receive from the government: food stamps, Medicaid coverage, subsidized child care, school lunch program, Temporary Assistance to Needy Families, subsidized housing, Earned Income Tax Credit, etc......with just one identity.
REFERENCE The Federal ID that Pays Illegal Aliens Billions -----November 28, 2011
......a recent analysis entitled, Treasury Department Says Illegal Aliens Collection Billions in Tax Credits, revealed that according to the Department of Treasurys Inspector General, more than $4.2 billion in additional child credits were paid out in 2010 to illegal immigrants. In 2005, the pay outs totaled $924 million. This program allows low income earners to claim a $1,000 per child credit.
EITC claims---can run up to over $3000 per claim. $20 billion is estimated to have been paid out to these cunning "impoverished" illegals. Most of them are collecting over and over again-----using multiple identities-----falsifying apps---claiming children they do not have and/or falsely stating kids are back in their homelands. , and that plans to mitigate those concerns were incomplete.
3/8---Illegal Immigrant Living In US Arrested In Tax Scam; Was Selling Fake W-2 Forms To Other Illegal Immigrants, Police Say / WDSU / Posted by Arthurio ENNER, La. -- Kenner police have arrested an illegal immigrant living in LaPlace in connection with a tax scam. Police said Tuesday that $20,000 was seized as evidence from his vehicle. Officers responding to a disturbance Friday found Marvin Baca in an argument about false W-2 forms that he sold to another illegal immigrant for $1,500, Kenner police said. Police said Baca was arrested and confessed to a scam, saying he has been selling fictitious W-2 forms for $1,500 to other Hispanics who are in the country illegally. Police said that on one of the forged W-2 forms had a social security number of a person living in Virginia. Police said illegal Hispanics purchase fictitious W-2 forms and file false tax returns with the government to receive a refund. Baca was charged with one count of identity theft and two counts of forgery.
Read more: http://www.wdsu.com/news/30618342/detail.html#ixzz1oZcGWUEb
Now that shes debased marriage and American values on ntl TVactress Eva Longoria has started the Eva Longoria Foundation. A party sponsored by Vanity Fair and Chrysler on behalf of the Foundation, took place at Longorias restaurant, Beso, located in Hollywood.
Longoria wrote an op-ed for Huff/Post, explaining the intentions of her new foundation:
I was born and raised in Corpus Christi, Texas, just a few hours from the U.S.-Mexico border. My family has lived there for nine generations. As a Mexican-American growing up in a city with a large Hispanic community, my hybrid identity was not unique; many friends and classmates experienced a similar cultural mix. Growing up in this vibrant community left me with a strong desire to give back, Longoria explained.
Our mission is to help Latinas build better futures for themselves and their families through education and entrepreneurship. We will support programs which help Latinas become college graduates. And we will provide Latinas with career training, mentorship, capital and opportunity.