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Eric Holder Takes the Fight for Voting Rights to Texas
Time Magazine ^ | July 27, 2013 | Hilary Hylton

Posted on 07/27/2013 1:00:43 PM PDT by Innovative

After a key provision in the Voting Rights Act was struck down by the Supreme Court in June, the Obama Administration turned to another tactic to seek pre-clearance for changes to election laws, starting with the Lone Star State.

In Texas, following Holder's announcement, the DOJ claimed clear evidence of discrimination both in the past and present, and asked a federal court to impose at least 10 years of required pre-clearance.

Holder also pledged to block a Texas voter ID law passed in 2011 that state Attorney General Greg Abbott had green-lighted immediately following the Supreme Court’s Shelby County ruling

By choosing Texas, the largest and most Republican of all the states, the Obama Administration is signaling to its base and key minority constituencies that it is doing "everything possible" to uphold the VRA...

“Once again, the Obama administration is demonstrating utter contempt for our country’s system of checks and balances, not to mention the U.S. Constitution,” Texas Gov. Rick Perry...said in a statement.

(Excerpt) Read more at nation.time.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: criminaldoj; electionfraud; elections; holder; obama; perry; removeholder; rickperry; votingrights

1 posted on 07/27/2013 1:00:43 PM PDT by Innovative
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To: Innovative

Gotta love the doublespeak. When they’re against voting rights, the media claims they’re “for voting rights”.


2 posted on 07/27/2013 1:03:56 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Innovative

He’s fighting for voting rights so says Time Magazine.


3 posted on 07/27/2013 1:03:59 PM PDT by Hostage (Be Breitbart!)
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To: Olog-hai

Texas needs to offer its more liberal residents a free home in Detroit. I think it would be awesome and be worth it to give them a $1000 house and a free ticket on Greyhound to get them out of Texas. Plus Detroit needs to replenish its dwindling population.

We could mail out the anouncements to the Obama voters mailing list “Congratulations, You Are A Winner!”...


4 posted on 07/27/2013 1:06:07 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: GeronL

The libs in Austin would only want them for “summer vacation homes” or suchlike . . . or try to be a slum landlord; yeah, that’s the ticket . . .


5 posted on 07/27/2013 1:07:24 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Yep, we need to make it “your occupation is required” or its null and void.

Plus Detroit needs to learn that high walls and sniper towers are the only way to keep people in a Workers Utopia. Once those abandoned and distressed properties are filled with new liberal residents, the walls go up!

Everyone wins.


6 posted on 07/27/2013 1:10:43 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: Innovative

TRANSLATION: 0bama and Holder will turn Texas “blue” even if it means vote fraud through ANY means, under the guise of enforcing the Voting Rights Act.


7 posted on 07/27/2013 1:15:17 PM PDT by 21st Century Crusader (August 26, 1191)
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To: Innovative

“Voting rights” is not all that big a thing. Just keep recounting the ballots, throwing out the “undesirable” ones, until you get the outcome you want....

Like those precincts that turned in a margin of 108% for the Current Occupant of the White Hut, to 0% for Romney, in the 2012 election.

108%? How is that even possible? Even Josef Stalin could not get those results in the former Soviet Union.


8 posted on 07/27/2013 1:18:14 PM PDT by alloysteel (Unattended children will be given a Red Bull and a free Kazoo. Reminds me of Congress...)
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To: alloysteel

bump


9 posted on 07/27/2013 1:19:23 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: alloysteel

“108%? How is that even possible? Even Josef Stalin could not get those results in the former Soviet Union.’

But you remember what Stalin said, which still applies:

“It’s not who casts the votes, it’s who counts the votes”... or something along those lines.


10 posted on 07/27/2013 1:20:04 PM PDT by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: Innovative

The Obama Administration.
Supreme Court rules in your favor. It is the right thing and want the “people” wanted.
Supreme Court rules against you. Cry, whine, bitch, claim it goes against want the people want and then go screw with someone...
Come on Texas. Hand them their asses..........


11 posted on 07/27/2013 1:26:28 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I go to sigat voted then up for the American Revolution 2013 and the Crusades 2013?)
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To: Innovative

The Obama Administration.
Supreme Court rules in your favor. It is the right thing and want the “people” wanted.
Supreme Court rules against you. Cry, whine, bitch, claim it goes against want the people want and then go screw with someone...
Come on Texas. Hand them their asses..........


12 posted on 07/27/2013 1:26:44 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I go to sigat voted then up for the American Revolution 2013 and the Crusades 2013?)
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To: Olog-hai

just like abortion is “reproductive rights” .


13 posted on 07/27/2013 1:26:52 PM PDT by Kid Shelleen (Beat your plowshares into swords. Let the weak say I am strong)
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To: alloysteel

“108%? How is that even possible? Even Josef Stalin could not get those results in the former Soviet Union.”

It’s not possible. There were some initial reports of precincts/counties with over 100% turnout, but they have all, to my knowledge, been debunked (the Ohio county that was alleged to have 108% turnout actually had something much lower, like 58%). Are you aware of any verified instances of > 100% turnout?

And, when you think about it, it wouldn’t make sense for there to be > 100% turnout. It’s the easiest way to get caught stealing an election. Say what you will about the 0bama team, but they’re not amateurs when it comes to dirty tricks.


14 posted on 07/27/2013 1:27:36 PM PDT by Conscience of a Conservative
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To: Innovative

We could learn a lesson from the left. They never, ever give up. If the law doesn’t work, they take it to the courts. If they lose in court, they try to find another way to get what they want.

Leftists are NOT good losers.


15 posted on 07/27/2013 1:35:02 PM PDT by CitizenUSA (Why celebrate evil? Evil is easy. Good is the goal worth striving for.)
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To: SECURE AMERICA

We will. Don’t mess with Texas - it really isn’t just a saying.


16 posted on 07/27/2013 1:35:37 PM PDT by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: Innovative

Holder is obviously vindictive. Though the House is out to lunch too.

How much is finally too much?


17 posted on 07/27/2013 1:36:30 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: Innovative

Wouldn’t Holder need to have voting rights violations, before he could ride in for the rescue?

It’s as if he’s all decked out astride his stick pony, with no place to go.


18 posted on 07/27/2013 1:36:31 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Kill the bill... Begin enforcing our current laws, signed by President Ronald Reagan.)
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To: Conscience of a Conservative; alloysteel

Just ONE example... there seem to be many more:

BREAKING: Massive Voter Fraud in St. Lucie County, Florida

http://townhall.com/tipsheet/heatherginsberg/2012/11/10/breaking_massive_voter_fraud_in_st_lucie_county_florida

Heather Ginsberg | Nov 10, 2012

“On Tuesday only one precinct had less than 113% turnout. “The Unofficial vote count is 175,554 registered voters 247,713 vote cards cast (141.10% ). The National SEAL Museum, a St. Lucie county polling place, had 158.85% voter turn out, the highest in the county.”

The Supervisor of Elections, Gertrude Walker, had this to say concerning the 141% voter turnout: “They may have had something like that in Palm Beach County, but we’ve never seen that here.”


19 posted on 07/27/2013 1:36:55 PM PDT by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: Innovative

Prediction: Perry will call the legislation into emergency session to pass a law making it a serious felony to try to enforce a law in Texas that has been stricken down by SCOTUS.


20 posted on 07/27/2013 1:37:43 PM PDT by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: Innovative
Eric Holder Takes the Fight for Voting Rights Election Fraud to Texas

Hopefully the Texicans can play a little "Cowboys and Marxists" to welcome him properly.

21 posted on 07/27/2013 1:41:17 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: piytar

Should Perry call an emergency session to protest the Holder justus department, the Texas legislature should also add a recommendation to the US House to begin impeachment proceedings as well. I can dream can’t I?


22 posted on 07/27/2013 1:53:34 PM PDT by CARTOUCHE (Will Liberty's torch be snuffed? Only time will tell as a dangerous storm gathers.)
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To: Innovative

Someday in the Wikipedia article on Holder I would like to see the phrase “shot while trying to escape”.


23 posted on 07/27/2013 1:57:55 PM PDT by tbpiper
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To: Innovative

+1 for a grassy knoll

24 posted on 07/27/2013 2:20:03 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: Innovative

Until the Federal Suspect Eric Holder releases the information on the International Crime of Gun Running to the drug cartels in Mexico, frankly I just do not give a damn what he has to say.

The guy is a murdering crook and needs to be in prison.


25 posted on 07/27/2013 2:27:53 PM PDT by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: Innovative
“On Tuesday only one precinct had less than 113% turnout. “The Unofficial vote count is 175,554 registered voters 247,713 vote cards cast (141.10% ). The National SEAL Museum, a St. Lucie county polling place, had 158.85% voter turn out, the highest in the county.”

vote cards != votes.

26 posted on 07/27/2013 2:39:34 PM PDT by Rightwing Conspiratr1
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To: Conscience of a Conservative
...but they have all, to my knowledge, been debunked...

Can you point to a link? It's my understanding that in many precincts in Philadelphia the count was Romney - 0% and Obama - 100% with the totals more than the registered count. But if you can point me to where it was 'debunked' I'll sleep better.

27 posted on 07/27/2013 2:51:35 PM PDT by Wingy
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To: Innovative

“Just ONE example... there seem to be many more:

BREAKING: Massive Voter Fraud in St. Lucie County, Florida”

The reports of 140%+ turnout in St. Lucid County were based on a simple misreading of the data. The 100% turnout numbers were based on dividing the number of vote cards cast by the number of registered voters. Problem is, the ballot in St. Lucie County had 2 vote cards. So, to get the actual turnout % (voters/eligible voters), you need to divide the “vote card”-based number in half (roughly - some voters may have only turned in one card, etc.)

Look, I agree that 0bama and the Dems are capable of, and have committed, massive amounts of voter fraud. But, I also believe that they are sophisticated enough to do so in a way that does not lead to anomalies like > 100% turnout, since that’s an easy way to get caught.


28 posted on 07/27/2013 3:04:07 PM PDT by Conscience of a Conservative
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To: piytar

The problem is, they are not trying to enforce a law that has been struck down by the Supreme Court. SCOTUS struck down section 4 of the VRA - this lawsuit is being brought under section 3, which has not (yet) been struck down. Certainly an end run around the SCOTUS decision, but technically using a part of the law that remains on the books.


29 posted on 07/27/2013 3:07:28 PM PDT by Conscience of a Conservative
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To: Innovative; All
Please bear in mind that the only powers that the feds have to do anything must be reasonably based on enumerated powers which the states have granted to the feds in the Constitution.

Regarding federal powers to protect voting rights for example, the only voting rights that the feds have the constitutonal authority to protect are evidenced by the 15th, 19th, 24th and 26th Amendments to the Constitution. These amendments expressly give the feds the powers to protect voting rights on the basis of race, sex, tax issues and age, and nothing more.

In other words, the feds cannot prohibit the states from requiring voters to show valid photo ID in order to vote because the states have never amended the Constitution to make not having to show such an ID a right.

In fact, given that the states have never amended the Constitution to prohibit the states from not allowing otherwise qualified citizens to vote if they cannot demonstrate a basic knowledge of the federal government's constitutionally limited powers, either by a written test or orally, there is nothing to stop the states from making laws to require voters to pass such a test before being allowed to vote imo.

The purpose for having citizens pass a voter constitutional proficiency test would be the following. Preparing for such a test would get low-information voters up to speed on the federal government's constitutionally limited powers. Such voters would then be more aware when slimeball candidates for federal office make vote-getting promises for entitlement programs which the federal government has no constitutional authority to tax and spend for.

In fact, here's such a test. (Only 6 frigging questions, less questions than a driver's test, and the correct answer for all of them is true.)

1 (true or false) The federal government has only those limited powers which the states have expressly delegated to the feds via the Constitution.

A) True <

B) False

2 (true or false) Most of the federal government's powers are enumerated in the Constitution's Section 8 of Article I.

A) True <

B) False

3 (true or false) If you want to pay taxes for "government" services such as retirement and healthcare, you should first look at the 18 clauses of Section 8 to see if such a service is listed.

A) True <

B) False

4 (true or false) If "the government" program that you want is not listed in Section 8, Section 8 only showing postal services in Clause 7, then based on Justice John Marshall official clarification of Congress's limited power to lay taxes shown below, federal government has no constitutional authority to regulate, tax and spend for such a program.

"Congress is not empowered to tax for those purposes which are within the exclusive province of the States." --Justice John Marshall, Gibbons v. Ogden, 1824.
A) True <

B) False

5 (true or false) If Section 8 indicates that Congress has no power to address the entitlement program that you want, the Founding States made the 10th Amendment to clarify that you actually need to work with your representatives in your local and state governments to establish a state taxing and spending program for "the government" service that you want.

A) True <

B) False

6 (true or false) So if you hear a candidate for federal office promising "government" programs which are not reasonably indicated in Section 8, such as healthcare, then you know that they are trying to get elected so that they can rip-off both you and your state.
A) True <

B) False


30 posted on 07/27/2013 3:35:33 PM PDT by Amendment10
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To: Innovative

His Black-Robed Pedophile Brigade will be spearheading his blitzkrieg against Texas.


31 posted on 07/27/2013 4:01:41 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Amnesty. The DemocRATS' payback for the 2010 elections.)
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To: piytar

Holder, when asked about the contempt of Congress resolution issued against him for lying to Congress, stated that since he had no respect for those voting for it, it made no difference to him. Looks like the same for the Supreme Court and rulings going against him.


32 posted on 07/27/2013 7:32:49 PM PDT by gusopol3
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To: SECURE AMERICA
Come on Texas. Hand them their asses..........

The court of original jurisdiction, I think, in a major beef like that between the Feds and a State is the Supreme Court.

The Supremes need to prorogate and bitch-slap the bejeezus out of Barky and the Thugboys, and kick Barky's beef to the curb with prejudice, for trying to bullsteer a State on a bad beef.

33 posted on 07/27/2013 9:36:09 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Right now he’s only got one pervert on the SCOTUS, doesn’t he? — Diesel Kagan? Unless it turns out Kennedy is a closet case.


34 posted on 07/27/2013 9:37:17 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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