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!!!
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