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Obama administration blocks Texas voter ID law
Reuters ^ | 3/12/12 | Jeremy Pelofsky

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: election; holder; justicedepartment; texasvoterid; voterfraud
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Let the voter fraud commence.
1 posted on 03/12/2012 10:52:56 AM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

Democrats depend on it!


2 posted on 03/12/2012 10:54:05 AM PDT by Clara Lou (Deliver us from Obama (and Obama Lite). GO NEWT!)
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

Let’s just ignore him. What’s he going to do?


3 posted on 03/12/2012 10:55:22 AM PDT by neodad (USS Vincennes (CG-49) Freedom's Fortress)
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To: Clara Lou

Obama is UN-REELECTABLE. He can only cheat his way for four more years.


4 posted on 03/12/2012 10:55:43 AM PDT by doomtrooper99 (Obama is UN-REELECTABLE)
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

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


5 posted on 03/12/2012 10:55:50 AM PDT by animal172 (Calling the Founding Fathers!! We need your help.)
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

Texas should just implement and apply the law regardless of what the Feds say, that’s what Obama whould do.


6 posted on 03/12/2012 10:58:36 AM PDT by Captain PJ
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To: Nachum

Ping. For your list.


7 posted on 03/12/2012 10:59:39 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

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.


8 posted on 03/12/2012 10:59:48 AM PDT by pallis
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To: neodad
Let’s just ignore him. What’s he going to do?

Withhold federal funds.

However, I agree with you 100%. Tell him to stick it in his ear and require the voter ID.
9 posted on 03/12/2012 10:59:50 AM PDT by Misplaced Texan (July 4, 2009 - the first day of the 2nd Revolution!)
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To: Admin Moderator; Sidebar Moderator

I would think this should be in the sidebar, but I will let more knowledgeable people than me make that determination.


10 posted on 03/12/2012 10:59:55 AM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears (Ann Coulter isn't about conservatism. Ann Coulter is about Ann Coulter.)
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To: ForGod'sSake

FYI.


11 posted on 03/12/2012 11:00:48 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

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.


12 posted on 03/12/2012 11:01:39 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

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!


13 posted on 03/12/2012 11:04:39 AM PDT by wk4bush2004
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

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.


14 posted on 03/12/2012 11:04:47 AM PDT by Jacquerie (No court will save us from ourselves.)
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

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?


15 posted on 03/12/2012 11:05:00 AM PDT by jessduntno ("Newt Gingrich was part of the Reagan Revolution's Murderers' Row." - Jeffrey Lord, Reagan Admin.)
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To: pallis
The DoJ is basically painting Hispanics as hapless and incapable of doing anything such as getting a state issued ID. The DoJ seems to think that the steps for receiving an ID card are a secret. Well, Eric "My People" Holder, here is how easy it is to obtain a Texas ID card.
16 posted on 03/12/2012 11:09:40 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: jessduntno

BINGO!

Eric “My People” Holder is basically painting Hispanics as hapless idiots.


17 posted on 03/12/2012 11:12:01 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Army Air Corps

Obama and Holder are the most racist corksuckers ever in their respective positions.


18 posted on 03/12/2012 11:15:12 AM PDT by jospehm20
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To: Gaffer

Ref post #12.

You are correct.

I was wondering when someone would come up with the right/correct solution.

You did it!!!

Thank you.


19 posted on 03/12/2012 11:18:44 AM PDT by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: jospehm20
That, my friend, is an understatement. I will never forget the video of Farrakhan calling Obummer “the Messiah.” When that racist moron calls anyone “The Messiah,” one had best keep a sharp eye on the object of Screwy Louie's affection and adulation.
20 posted on 03/12/2012 11:20:50 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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