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Feds: One in 14 Texas Adults Has no Photo I.D. (NAACP's Eric Holder meeting requires photo ID)
WOAI radio ^ | Tuesday, July 10, 2012 | Jim Forsyth

Posted on 07/10/2012 2:48:05 PM PDT by a fool in paradise

  Lawyers for several groups which are opposing the state's voter i.d bill have raised their estimate of how many otherwise eligible Texas voters would not be able to cast ballots if the law were implemented, 1200 WOAI news reports.

 

  Assistant U.S. Attorney Elizabeth Westfall, representing the Justice Department, told a federal appeals court panel in Washington that 'as many as 1.4 million people' lack the appropriate government issued i.d. needed to vote under the Texas law.

 

  That is up from the 600,000 people that Attorney General Eric Holder said would be 'disenfranchised' if the law is implemented.

 

  Westfall gave no figures to back up her claim that one in 14 Texas adults doesn't have a driver's license or other form of government issued photo i.d. and would be unable to obtain one, despite the fact that the law requires the Department of Public Safety to provide photo i.d. voter cards for free.

 

  Adam Mortara, who is representing the state of Texas, told the appeals court panel that voter i.d. 'is the will of the people' and he said both Democratic and Republican voters in Texas are pushing for some form of security and accountability at the ballot box.  Mortara pointed out that several other states have implemented voter i.d. laws and there is no evidence that large numbers of voters have been disenfranchised by them.  He pointed out that Indiana's voter i.d. law, which is nearly identical to Texas', has been approved by the U.S. Supreme Court.

 

  Holder threw out the Texas voter i.d. law, exercising his power under the Voting Rights Act of 1965 which requires that nine southern states with a history of 'voter suppression' receive pre-clearance for any election law changes from the Justice Department.  Indiana's voter i.d. law was implemented because Justice Department pre clearance is not required in Indiana.

 

  Holder will receive a friendly welcome today when he addresses the national convention of the NAACP in Houston.  NAACP President Ben Jealous has already compared voter i.d. laws to 'Selma and Montgomery,' a reference to the vicious anti black laws which were approved in southern states in the fifties and early sixties, and which led to violent civil rights confrontations in Alabama.

 

 Ironically, the Justice Department says reporters who want to cover Holder's speech today in which he will decry the discriinatory and racist nature of requiring photo i.d.---have to first show a photo i.d. before they'll be allowed into the auditorium.

JUSTICE DEPARMTENT REQUEST FOR COVERAGE:

______________________________________________________________________________

 

*******MEDIA ADVISORY*******

 

UPDATE: ATTORNEY GENERAL ERIC HOLDER TO DELIVER REMARKS TOMORROW TO

NAACP NATIONAL CONVENTION

 

                     WASHINGTON – Attorney General Eric Holder will deliver remarks at the NAACP National Convention during the plenary session on TUESDAY, JULY 10, 2012, at 12:30 p.m. EDT/11:30 a.m. CDT

 

WHO:             Attorney General Eric Holder

                                                              

WHAT:          Remarks at the NAACP National Convention

 

            WHEN:          TUESDAY, JULY 10, 2012

12:30 p.m. EDT/

11:30 a.m. CDT

 

WHERE:       George R. Brown Convention Center

1001 Avenida De Las Americas

Houston
OPEN PRESS

                                                         

NOTE: All media must present government-issued photo I.D. (such as a driver’s license) as well as valid media credentials. Members of the media must RSVP to receive press credentials at xxxxx@xxxxxxxxx.com. For security purposes, media check-in and equipment set up must be completed by 10:15 a.m. CDT for a 10:30 a.m. CDT security sweep.  Once the security sweep is completed, additional media equipment will NOT be permitted to enter and swept equipment will NOT be permitted to exit. Press inquiries regarding logistics should be directed to Xxxxx Xxxxxx at XXXXX@XXXX.com or XXX-XXX-XXXX.

 




TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: 2012electionbias; 2012electionfraud; doublestandard; ericholder; houston; howtostealanelection; injusticedepartment; mediablackout; naacp; nothingtoseehere; photoid; texas; tx; votefraud

1 posted on 07/10/2012 2:48:16 PM PDT by a fool in paradise
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To: a fool in paradise

1 in 14 are ILLEGAL ALLIENS OR DEAD PEOPLE. that is the heart of the Democrat party!


2 posted on 07/10/2012 2:50:40 PM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: a fool in paradise
Westfall gave no figures to back up her claim that one in 14 Texas adults doesn't have a driver's license or other form of government issued photo i.d. and would be unable to obtain one, despite the fact that the law requires the Department of Public Safety to provide photo i.d. voter cards for free.

Why would they be unable to obtain one?

That's the elephant in the room that the DOJ doesn't want to face.

3 posted on 07/10/2012 2:51:24 PM PDT by justlurking (The only remedy for a bad guy with a gun is a good WOMAN (Sgt. Kimberly Munley) with a gun)
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To: a fool in paradise

Just announce on Radio and TV,Free Cheese tommorrow on Main St. When the entire Population turns out give them IDs


4 posted on 07/10/2012 2:53:15 PM PDT by ballplayer
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To: justlurking

They’ve double this from their previous unsubstantiated claim of 600,000 adults.


5 posted on 07/10/2012 2:53:15 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Fools.Damn fools.Welcome to the USSA. Socialism is slavery to the State and the Supreme Court did it)
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To: Jim from C-Town

Exactly. Note they stay away from the C-word (CITIZEN).


6 posted on 07/10/2012 2:53:27 PM PDT by rbg81
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To: a fool in paradise

Then one in fourteen Texas adults should obtain a photo ID.

If they are too confined or can’t be bothered to obtain an ID, I can’t imagine that person would bother to vote.

If the ID-less want to vote, there’s plenty of time before elections.

Stop catering to laziness. If they can get out to vote, they darn well can get out to get an ID.


7 posted on 07/10/2012 2:54:57 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: a fool in paradise
One in 14 Texas Adults Has no Photo I.D.

Well I guess if they want to vote, they'd better get busy.

8 posted on 07/10/2012 2:56:34 PM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: a fool in paradise

Next week it will be 3 million.


9 posted on 07/10/2012 2:57:03 PM PDT by NEMDF
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To: a fool in paradise
The correct question is:

How many LEGAL American Citizens, living in Texas, don't have a valid photo ID.

10 posted on 07/10/2012 2:58:43 PM PDT by fedupjohn (America...Designed by Geniuses...Now run by Idiots)
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To: a fool in paradise

I thought the government could solve any problem. Shouldn’t assisting issue ID cards to these people be a cinch?

Especially since most of these people are already attached to the government teet on a regular basis.


11 posted on 07/10/2012 2:59:34 PM PDT by MNDude ( Victimhood is the Holy Grail of liberalism)
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To: fedupjohn
The correct question is:

How many LEGAL American Citizens, living in Texas, don't have a valid photo ID.

Right on!

12 posted on 07/10/2012 3:02:40 PM PDT by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: dfwgator

Illegal alien population is probably closer to 2-3 in 14 in Texas. Notice this says adults, not citizens. Wonder why?


13 posted on 07/10/2012 3:03:41 PM PDT by nobamanomore
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To: an amused spectator

Media Schadenfreude and Media Shenanigans PING

Every member of the media covering this event knows this and almost none of them consider the hypocrisy to be newsworthy.

And these same Obamatrons are going to moderate the debates this fall.


14 posted on 07/10/2012 3:04:19 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Fools.Damn fools.Welcome to the USSA. Socialism is slavery to the State and the Supreme Court did it)
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To: Jane Long

There are illegal citizens who have obtained falsified valid photo IDs from corrupt figures working within the DPS offices taking bribes. It is a national scandal in each state that no one wishes to address.

Some who’ve been caught in such conspiracies have even been murdered.

But the IDs are genuine state driver’s licenses.


15 posted on 07/10/2012 3:06:59 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Fools.Damn fools.Welcome to the USSA. Socialism is slavery to the State and the Supreme Court did it)
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To: a fool in paradise
What does Mexico require to be able to vote in their elections?

/johnny

16 posted on 07/10/2012 3:12:38 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: a fool in paradise

By the time Joe Biden chimes in it will be ‘billions’ of voters without picture ID. Since these numbers are completely divorced from reality, and factual corroboration is not necessary, the Dim’s can just make the number whatever they wish.


17 posted on 07/10/2012 3:14:07 PM PDT by LucianOfSamasota (Tanstaafl - its not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: a fool in paradise

They have four months to get that ID. What’s the problem?


18 posted on 07/10/2012 3:16:21 PM PDT by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: Jim from C-Town

Given estimates that around 10% of Texan kids have an illegal alien parent, I’d believe that 5-10% of the people in the state are illegal aliens.


19 posted on 07/10/2012 3:16:46 PM PDT by tbw2
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To: justlurking
Why would they be unable to obtain one?

A government-issued ID, with a photograph, can only hurt them because each time they are arrested they will be identified and their crimes will stack up.

20 posted on 07/10/2012 3:18:24 PM PDT by Greysard
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To: a fool in paradise

I must be heartless, I don’t care if they are too lazy to get I.D. They must be living off the grid cause just about everything you need to show drivers license...tough tooty to them....


21 posted on 07/10/2012 3:18:38 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: tbw2
So what does 1 in 14 represent in numbers?

How many illegals IS that ?

7,000 ?
10,000 ?
20,000 ?

22 posted on 07/10/2012 3:20:18 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: a fool in paradise
  Assistant U.S. Attorney Elizabeth Westfall, representing the Justice Department, told a federal appeals court panel in Washington that 'as many as 1.4 million people' lack the appropriate government issued i.d. needed to vote under the Texas law.

74.86% of all quoted statistics are made up on the spot.
23 posted on 07/10/2012 3:20:18 PM PDT by Rastus
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To: a fool in paradise
Assistant U.S. Attorney Elizabeth Westfall, representing the Justice Department, told a federal appeals court panel in Washington that 'as many as 1.4 million people' lack the appropriate government issued i.d. needed to vote under the Texas law.

Well, I guess they finally got an ACCURATE count on the number of ILLEGAL ALIENS in Texas?

24 posted on 07/10/2012 3:26:06 PM PDT by Conservative Vermont Vet
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To: a fool in paradise

We are being sandbagged with this ID stuff. They will soon propose National ID cards and claim that they are Constitutional in that they will give us all equal access and need for an ID. Just wait.


25 posted on 07/10/2012 3:46:41 PM PDT by rem_mitchell
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To: goat granny

Motor voter discriminates because you have to show proof of insurance to be able to get a driver’s license...

http://www.txdps.state.tx.us/DriverLicense/ApplyforLicense.htm

That’s okay though, Ann “Not my mawwwwww” Richards(D) said that insurance rates would go down if it was a requirement (they didn’t but she meant well... < /sarc >).


26 posted on 07/10/2012 4:00:02 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Fools.Damn fools.Welcome to the USSA. Socialism is slavery to the State and the Supreme Court did it)
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To: rem_mitchell

Can’t board a plane or other interstate transportation without an ID. Can’t cross the border legally without a passport.

Can’t even attend an NAACP rally as a presstitute without a gub’mint photo ID.


27 posted on 07/10/2012 4:01:42 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Fools.Damn fools.Welcome to the USSA. Socialism is slavery to the State and the Supreme Court did it)
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To: a fool in paradise

I participated in early voting last month, and the only thing they asked to see was my Voter Registration Certificate.


28 posted on 07/10/2012 4:01:48 PM PDT by Sarajevo (Don't think for a minute that this excuse for a President has America's best interest in mind.)
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To: JRandomFreeper
What does Mexico require to be able to vote in their elections?

I don't know.

You have to be a Mexican citizen to own property there.

But I seem to recall the previous Mexican presidente encouraging Mexican immigrants to go ahead and vote in Mexico's election as well as the one in Estados Unidos.

29 posted on 07/10/2012 4:04:08 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Fools.Damn fools.Welcome to the USSA. Socialism is slavery to the State and the Supreme Court did it)
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To: a fool in paradise
It was a rhetorical question. It requires a picture voter ID.

/johnny

30 posted on 07/10/2012 4:10:19 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: a fool in paradise

First how does Holder know that.....I can BS on it and if true tell them to go get a ID card, there is still plenty of time.


31 posted on 07/10/2012 4:11:20 PM PDT by blueyon (The U. S. Constitution - read it and weep)
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To: fedupjohn

How many LEGAL American Citizens, living in Texas, don’t have a valid photo ID.”

And the answer to that question is a big fat ZERO. You have to have an ID down here to do everything!


32 posted on 07/10/2012 4:19:14 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: a fool in paradise

“Fathom the odd hypocrisy that Congress wants every citizen to prove they are insured, but not that they are citizens”.
- Richard Hartung, chairman Polk County (Wisconsin) Republican Party


33 posted on 07/10/2012 4:23:02 PM PDT by donna (Mitt quote: ...gay couples raising kids. That's the American way...)
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To: a fool in paradise

You need a photo Id to buy a car, get driver license, a fishing license, buy a firearm, surely one needs a photo Id for the most important of things, even elections.


34 posted on 07/10/2012 4:42:20 PM PDT by JamesA (You don't have to be big to stand tall)
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To: a fool in paradise

From the same Dept. of Made Up Statistics that gave us “90% of guns used in Mexican crime are from the US”.


35 posted on 07/10/2012 4:44:07 PM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes everything)
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To: a fool in paradise

I’d guess that the large part of those without a valid ID are not legally able to vote.


36 posted on 07/10/2012 4:48:51 PM PDT by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is necessary to examine principles."...the public interest)
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To: a fool in paradise

1 in 14 “Texas” adults? I don’t count illegals as “Texas” adults.


37 posted on 07/10/2012 4:49:23 PM PDT by Terry Mross ( To all my kin: Do not attempt to contact me as long as you love obama.)
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To: rem_mitchell
Maybe not.

Fast and Furious has exposed the hidden agenda of gun control, and most Americans are actually believing that.

Once someone believes a 'tactic' is being employed, it is easy to think, "Saaayyyy ... this is just like that Gunwalker thing I read about .."

So the ID card scow is, I think, going to sink also.

38 posted on 07/10/2012 4:53:33 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: a fool in paradise

Maw Richards was quite a piece of work...I remember her saying at the democrat convention....about GHWBush, He caint hep it, he was born with a silver foot in his mouth...it was sweet when his son GWBush beat her butt good for governor...:O)


39 posted on 07/10/2012 5:00:23 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: a fool in paradise

I WANT TO BE AN ILLEGAL ALIEN

How does one go about becoming one?

TT


40 posted on 07/10/2012 5:07:22 PM PDT by TexasTransplant (Radical islam is islam. Moderate islam is the Trojan Horse.)
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To: a fool in paradise

“...gave no figures to back up her claim that one in 14 Texas adults doesn’t have a driver’s license or other form of government issued photo i.d...”

Only US citizens are permitted to vote - how many of these “Texas adults” are actually citizens of the USA??


41 posted on 07/10/2012 5:15:56 PM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: a fool in paradise
Even if one is a legal foreign resident alien, that person is still not eligible to vote.

Obama wants to eliminate the value of being a citizen, and essentially turn the United States into an global park for the rest of the world.

-PJ

42 posted on 07/10/2012 5:19:37 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you can vote for President, then your children can run for President.)
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To: a fool in paradise; sickoflibs; Clintonfatigued; fieldmarshaldj; NFHale

It’s a hate crime to require photo ID to vote but you won’t be allowed into the presence of the AG without it.


43 posted on 07/10/2012 5:23:45 PM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: a fool in paradise
I can understand Jealous' point.

Being asked to show a photo ID is exactly like being attacked by vicious dogs or being hit with a blast of water from a high-powered hose.

American history is like Groundhog Day. Every month is March 1965 (the month of the Selma to Montgomery march).

44 posted on 07/10/2012 6:57:28 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: JamesA

Unless you look older than 35 you need an ID to buy a beer or a cigarette.
So lets see...here is a partial list of things that I can think of that you need an FREE photo ID for:
* Apply for welfare
* Apply for food stamps
* Alcohol
* Cigarettes
* Cash a check
* Firearm purchase
* Green Card - permanent resident card
* Open a bank account
* Get a loan for car or lease
* I think for car insurance?
* Rent an apartment (at least last time I did)
* Admission to a hospital (not sure about Emergency room)
* Get a marriage license
* Get a credit card
* Purchase Amtrak ticket at the counter
* Jury duty
* Most employers require proof of who you are (SSN card at a minimum and typically was a photo id of some sort)
* Library Card
* Even gym memberships typically require a photo id

So just who are these people who don’t have ID’s?
* Dead people
* People without SSANs
* Maybe spouses of someone with an ID (not sure how they got a marriage license?)
* Teenagers who don’t have a car or job
* Someone who can’t legally get one!
* And a water drinking hermit who is 100% self sufficient at their remote location with no need to travel, bank, or participate in society


45 posted on 07/10/2012 7:00:28 PM PDT by An American! (Proud To Be An American!)
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To: a fool in paradise

The vast majority of that 1.4 million are wetbacks or are otherwise ineligible to vote — even with a photo ID...


46 posted on 07/10/2012 10:05:29 PM PDT by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias...)
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To: a fool in paradise

One in fourteen residents in Texas are probably not citizens.


47 posted on 07/10/2012 11:44:51 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: knarf

It is estimated that 1-2 million illegal aliens are part of Texas’ 20 million people.


48 posted on 07/11/2012 6:18:15 AM PDT by tbw2
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To: tbw2

Math is not my strong suit ... is 1 in 14 about 700,000 ?


49 posted on 07/11/2012 6:33:13 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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