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AP Deletes Own Absurd Texas Voter ID Claim
NewsBusters ^ | July 12, 2012 | P.J. Gladnick

Posted on 07/12/2012 7:39:00 AM PDT by PJ-Comix

Imagine how much laughter would be induced by a young person who claimed an inability to find work because he or she lacked the time to obtain a Social Security card. Even more laughable would be someone who takes the time to fly from Texas to Washington, D.C. in order to testify at a trial yet claims she can't find the time to obtain a voter identification card. Well, Henry Jackson of the Associated Press actually wrote that up with a straight face until AP was forced to delete it after the sheer absurdity of it was pointed out by J. Christian Adams of PJ Media.  Here is the AP laughline care of Adams before it was deleted in sheer embarrassment:

Victoria Rose Rodriguez, 18, told a federal court in Washington that she had limited documentation — a birth certificate, a high school transcript and a student ID card with a photo on it — but is currently a registered voter in Texas. She said her parents are too busy to take her or her twin sister to get the new voter identification cards required by the law.

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: associatedpress; voterid
Who drove Ms Rodriguez to the airport? And couldn't they (her parents?) have made a quick pit stop on the way to get her Texas Voter ID? I'm willing to bet that process takes lightning speed when compared to getting a drivers license.
1 posted on 07/12/2012 7:39:08 AM PDT by PJ-Comix
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To: PJ-Comix

> I’m willing to bet that process takes lightning speed when
> compared to getting a drivers license.

Or waiting in a long line at the airport to be groped by a TSA gorilla.


2 posted on 07/12/2012 7:41:55 AM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: PJ-Comix

“the Associated Press actually wrote that up with a straight face until AP was forced to delete it after the sheer absurdity of it was pointed out “

Agitprop do-over ping!


3 posted on 07/12/2012 7:44:57 AM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (Future generations will curse what we've done to them.)
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To: PJ-Comix; sickoflibs
...she had limited documentation — a birth certificate, a high school transcript and a student ID card with a photo on it — but is currently a registered voter in Texas. She said her parents are too busy to take her or her twin sister to get the new voter identification cards required by the law.

But they got her to Washington DC?

AP's so open to liberal lies they didn't catch this whopper. The real story here is how was this girl 'found'. And why was the AP once again so gullible?

4 posted on 07/12/2012 7:48:41 AM PDT by GOPJ (Marion Berry: 'If you take out the killings, Washington actually has a very very low crime rate')
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AP was once the gold standard of news reporting.
I know... That dates me.


5 posted on 07/12/2012 7:54:18 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: PJ-Comix

Everything the left tries comes right back at them.


6 posted on 07/12/2012 8:02:16 AM PDT by ILS21R (Et tu, Roberts?)
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To: PJ-Comix
Even more laughable would be someone who takes the time to fly from Texas to Washington, D.C. in order to testify at a trial yet claims she can't find the time to obtain a voter identification card.

And, how did she get an airline ticket? Why did the TSA allow her to board?

7 posted on 07/12/2012 8:06:35 AM PDT by 5thGenTexan
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To: 5thGenTexan

REALLY? How DID she get on the plane w/o a photo ID?


8 posted on 07/12/2012 8:11:01 AM PDT by Afisra
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To: PJ-Comix
Jackson's story also removed the description of the type of documentation she did have, of which, lawyers said was good enough to get a voter id card
9 posted on 07/12/2012 8:17:38 AM PDT by stylin19a (Obama - The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance)
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To: PJ-Comix

Leftists argument don’t need to make sense. Just say the sky is red, and have 5 judges to agree with you, and you win the case


10 posted on 07/12/2012 8:18:24 AM PDT by 4rcane
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To: PJ-Comix

One can only imagine how low an IQ the average leftist must be to swallow all the lame phony straw man arguments posed by these communists.

The Founders want the country they designed for us BACK.


11 posted on 07/12/2012 8:20:14 AM PDT by Wurlitzer (Nothing says "ignorance" like Islam!)
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also, wheres the racial discrimination? An individual who do not have a time does not make it racial. Are they implying only colored ppl don’t have the time, thus its racist?


12 posted on 07/12/2012 8:20:25 AM PDT by 4rcane
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To: PJ-Comix

One can only imagine how low an IQ the average leftist must be to swallow all the lame phony straw man arguments posed by these communists.

The Founders want the country, they designed for us, BACK.


13 posted on 07/12/2012 8:20:36 AM PDT by Wurlitzer (Nothing says "ignorance" like Islam!)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Not after the demise of UPI. Now they just throw crap at the wall and see what sticks. Then they tell you Van Gogh painted it.


14 posted on 07/12/2012 8:21:20 AM PDT by Portcall24
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To: Afisra
student ID card with a photo on it

She had a photo ID. It just magically appeared under her pillow. The tooth fairy brought it.

That doesn't take any time, you know.

15 posted on 07/12/2012 8:21:31 AM PDT by Dan(9698)
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"Victoria Rose Rodriguez, 18, told a federal court in Washington that she had limited documentation — a birth certificate, a high school transcript and a student ID card with a photo on it..."

What's odd is, according to the US District Court for DC website, https://www.dcd.uscourts.gov/dcd/entry, 100% ID Check To enter the courthouse, all visitors must show a photo ID issued by a government agency, such as a driver's license, or a bar identification card.

16 posted on 07/12/2012 8:26:45 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Dan(9698)
By the new Texas law, student IDs are not acceptable.

TSA probably accepted the ID plus the birth certificate.

17 posted on 07/12/2012 8:31:27 AM PDT by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: Portcall24

There are not many who remember UPI.


18 posted on 07/12/2012 8:38:31 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: PJ-Comix

Unreal.


19 posted on 07/12/2012 8:41:46 AM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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This poor unfortunate wretch will never have a job! Boo hoo hoo! No one will take the time to escort her to the provider of the ID she needs for employment. No one will get her to the drug testing facility either, and for most jobs these days you have to excrete something besides BS.

No escort, no time, no job ever! And welfare will want her ID too! Boy is she in trouble and hard times.


20 posted on 07/12/2012 8:49:59 AM PDT by Lady Lucky (If you believe what you're saying, quit making taxable income.)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
A much loved family member of mine wrote for the AP for 20 years ... before switching to newspaper writing for 30 years. So, I know you're right - they were the gold standard.

It's sad the above story was written as coming from the "AP".

21 posted on 07/12/2012 9:49:13 AM PDT by GOPJ (Marion Berry: 'If you take out the killings, Washington actually has a very very low crime rate')
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To: GOPJ
The guys I knew at the AP bureau were all pros, good writers who could cover sports, business or calamities.
I almost went to work for the AP in Des Moines in 1978 when I was covering the statehouse but I was considering another profession at the time.
I bailed in 1980 for sales and marketing.
22 posted on 07/12/2012 10:50:54 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: GOPJ

Don’t you have to show a government issued photo ID at the air port?


23 posted on 07/12/2012 11:02:35 AM PDT by cpa4you (CPA4YOU)
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To: PJ-Comix

sounds like she’s an Occutard. does momma still change her poopy diapers?


24 posted on 07/12/2012 11:02:58 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
AP was once the gold standard of news reporting.
Yeah, but then . . .
. . . and where, exactly, do you think CBS gets - and got - its news and its slant from in the first place??
By homogenizing journalism and making journalists comfortable, the AP corrupted journalism. Setting journalists apart from “we the people" was always intrinsic to wire service journalism.

25 posted on 07/12/2012 5:49:16 PM PDT by conservatism_IS_compassion (The idea around which “liberalism" coheres is that NOTHING actually matters except PR.)
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To: ILS21R; abb

The teflon coating’s not working like it did... Thank God for the internet.


26 posted on 07/12/2012 6:50:11 PM PDT by GOPJ (Innocent people dying was the objective of Fast and Furious, not collateral damage. -Ann Coulter)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
I bailed in 1980 for sales and marketing.

You made the right choice...

27 posted on 07/12/2012 7:01:07 PM PDT by GOPJ (Innocent people dying was the objective of Fast and Furious, not collateral damage. -Ann Coulter)
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To: conservatism_IS_compassion

AP is a coop, owned by the newspapers it serves.


28 posted on 07/12/2012 7:13:07 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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