Skip to comments.Perry signs voter ID bill to cheers from Republican lawmakers
Posted on 05/27/2011 10:46:29 AM PDT by TLI
Declaring, "OK, Amen," Republican Gov. Rick Perry signed the voter identification bill Friday that Republicans have pushed for the past several sessions.
"This is what democracy is all about," Perry said. "It's our duty to ensure that elections are fair, beyond reproach."
Some Dallas area lawmakers, including freshmen Reps. Cindy Burkett, R-Mesquite, and Kenneth Sheets, R-Dallas, stood beside Perry as he signed the measure that requires voters to show a photo ID before casting a ballot.
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Finally to it passed into law!!! God Bless Texas!!!
Finally got it passed into law!!! God Bless Texas!!!
I think its great and we also did it here in GA but my continuing question is whatever happened to showing your voter registration card to vote? I carry mine in my wallet.
keep it up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
born March 4, 1950 in Paint Creek, TX (Meets the Jus Soli Requirement)
Joseph Ray Perry born 1925 in TX
Amelia June Holt born 1928/9 in TX
Both parents were US Citizens at the time of his birth (Meets the Jus Sanguinis Requirement)
Rick Perry is a NATURAL BORN CITIZEN unlike Barry Soetoro aka Barack Hussein Obama.
And apparently minorities don’t have wallets according to left.
Texas keeps raising higher on my relocation list.
someplace in the Hill Country vs. Arizona (Scottsdale)
A single person could register under several different names and carry multiple voter registration cards. Photo ID is matched against existing registration rolls so it serves the role of the voter registration card. Anyone wishing to cheat under this scheme would have to produce multiple photo IDs with different names. This is not as likely to occur.
A Texas Voter Registration card is about 3.5 by 5 inches.
When you vote they stamp it with that year.
It is supposed to prevent voter fraud but illegals (and others) claim they are citizens and are allowed to vote without it under some conditions.
They don’t make you show it anymore in GA
It’s a start but there needs to be more. It will give a boost to small illegal ID businesses. Any illegal can get a driver’s license. Any illegal can bring in an ID card from any state. Sure, like don’t we all know birth certificates can be forged. Big woo, they can bring in their food stamp or utility bill envelope. This really doesn’t nothing except exclude the really stooooopid illegals.
Types of acceptable ID:
- a drivers license or personal identification card issued by the Department of Public Safety (DPS) or a similar document issued by an agency of another state, regardless of whether the license or card has expired;
- a form of photo identification that establishes the voters identity;
- a birth certificate or other document confirming birth that is admissible in a court of law and establishes the voters identity;
- U.S. citizenship papers or a U.S. passport;
- official mail addressed to the voter from a government entity;
- a copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, government check, or other government document that shows the name and address of the voter;
- or any other form of identification prescribed by the secretary of state.
“A Texas Voter Registration card is about 3.5 by 5 inches.”
Does everything have to be bigger in Texas? :)
ALL RIGHT! Now Rick Perry really is the Governator!
If you’re on the roll and you have a positive ID, it doesn’t really matter. I like to carry mine too, but it’s the DL that matters.
It’s INEVITABLE that a leftist federal judge will overturn it. But even so, that judges order should be IGNORED by Texas officials.
Now if mostly all the other states would do this. NC has Dem Gov. Purdue so Obama could take NC with illegal mexican votes.
Good move Gov.Perry!!
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I think its great and we also did it here in GA but my continuing question is whatever happened to showing your voter registration card to vote?
I haven’t shown an Registration card in years and don’t ever carry it. I show them my Drivers License and if the data there on matches the data in the voter roles then I’m good to go.
Oh, it's all fine and dandy that he signed the bill (again for little more than political expediency), but he doesn't appear able to grasp the most elemental concepts of America's form of government
“I havent shown an Registration card in years and dont ever carry it. I show them my Drivers License and if the data there on matches the data in the voter roles then Im good to go.”
Yeh I know. I just don’t understand why they stopped asking you for your voter’s registration card. Anybody with a fake driver’s license can vote now I guess.
Anybody with a fake drivers license can vote now I guess.
If your name is on the voter roles and that info matches the drivers license info then you can vote here in Texas.
I think that “democracy” is a word that has a huge variety of uses any more, and that we all use it as shorthand for constitutional republic all the time. I’m not going to oppose someone based on word choices.
Im not going to oppose someone based on word choices.
I will and do. It goes far deeper than just "word choice". It's indicative of a person's political mindset.
“someplace in the Hill Country vs. Arizona (Scottsdale)”
Have you looked at other places in Arizona? Scottsdale is kind of hot compared to places like Payson or Sierra Vista - by 10-15 degrees.
Yet at the same time he's too ignorant to know that this nation is an experiment in self governance.
Or are you of the belief that "democratic experiment" and "experiment in self governance" are the same in word and intent as well?
I think that the word “democratic” gets used regularly with the definition of: “voting on things.”
Which we do. Lots of things. It’s a “democratic” process. Even for electors and representatives, folks vote, the votes are tallied, and the one with the most votes goes forward and the one without goes back to the dustbin.
I suspect that Rick Perry is the 3rd coming of GWBush. Bush had his weaknesses, but I vastly prefer him to Obama.
My favorite candidate at this point is Palin, second might be Cain once I learn more about him, and third, when compared to all the others is someone like Perry, who is conservative on my touchstone issue, life, and who is conservative or reborn conservative on all the other issues I care about.
I’ve heard a considerable number of criticisms of Perry. I know very little about him, but it intrigues me that you might support him.
Perry = GW Bush
That’s my take on it, and the truth is that I voted twice for GW Bush.
Throughout the pages of Free Republic, you can find pictures of a billboard with Pres Bush on it. It says: “bet you miss me now” or something like that.
That succinctly says what I would do regarding a Perry candidacy. I would consider him a much better deal than Barack Obama.
Perry is pro-life, pro-God, pro-gun, etc.
He’s made some missteps, but so did Pres Bush and I still voted for him a second time over Kerry, and Obama makes Kerry look like a walk in the park.
It seems that once again, unless someone much better comes along, conservative Americans will be voting for the lesser of two evils.
I really do feel your pain on that one, Phil. I hate it, but GW Bush was right on the ultimately important things: God, Life, Guns, Family, National Security, Israel. He wasn't great on some of the other stuff, and Laura was a liberal voice whispering in his ear.
Rest assured that if any candidate violates those priorities of mine, that they will not get my vote.
The least likely to violate any of those is Palin, but she has an extremely tough road ahead of her. We'll see if she even tries to pull it off.