Texas voter ID law struck down

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A federal court on Thursday blocked a controversial new voter ID law in Texas, ruling that the state failed to show that the law would not harm the voting rights of minorities. Full Story
Paul

Omaha, NE

#1 Aug 30, 2012
What a crock!
Dee Dee Dee

Emmaus, PA

#2 Aug 30, 2012
A federal court on Thursday blocked a controversial new voter ID law in Texas, ruling that the state failed to show that the law would not harm the voting rights of minorities.

In other words guilty until proven innocent. Nobody can prove that the law would or could harm voting rights so the state is forced to prove it does not harm voting rights. So far in states that do have voter I.D. laws there has never been a case where voter rights were compromised by the requirement that those wishing to vote provide proof of their identity but the facts don’t matter if as Obama supporters say “the ends justify the means”.
Free is free

Albuquerque, NM

#3 Aug 30, 2012
The only way to prove that voter fraud exists is to study it by observing whether or not people can produce identification, how many would get turned away and for what reasons, etc.

Lefties know that if this ever gets studied and the number of dead, felons with suspended rights and the like still voting comes to light, people will be outraged. The best way to prevent that? Scare people with the voter suppression boogeyman. Now, we can't even ask for ID, even for the purpose of studying what impact requiring it might have.

The left knows that there's something to hide here; it's why they attack with such ferocity whenever this comes up.
Free is free

Albuquerque, NM

#6 Aug 30, 2012
Without direct observation of an election process that requires voters to produce identification, you cannot unequivocally state that. It just hasn't been studied and that's my point.

Why not do a study? Just ask for ID and see if people can produce it. Then, we'll know if the whole "significant burden" argument holds water. We'll also know how many people are voting who would be turned away - and why they would be turned away.

That's the issue I have with the left's argument. They don't even leave room to try and discover if there's a problem; just assert that there's not. That leads me to the conclusion that they're fearful of finding out the answers.

The scenario you posted about is election fraud. IMO, people convicted of either vote or election fraud deserve to be punished.
Rico the 147 IQ Hispanic wrote:
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Voter ID laws do not stop voter fraud.
Dee Dee Dee

Emmaus, PA

#7 Aug 30, 2012
Rico the 147 IQ Hispanic wrote:
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Voter ID laws do not stop voter fraud. The Republican Party proves that time & time again.
It hasn’t been a good month for the GOP and election fraud. Two weeks ago, a Maryland jury convicted a Republican official who oversaw illegal voter-suppression tactics in the 2010 election.
This week, a state judge found that Indiana’s Secretary of State, Republican Charlie White, not only committed voter fraud in 2010, but wasn’t even eligible to seek the office to which he was elected.
Charlie White is ineligible to serve as Secretary of State and should be replaced by his election opponent, Democrat Vop Osili, a Marion County judge ruled today.
White is facing seven felony charges, including allegations of voter fraud. Osili was the second-highest vote-getter in the November 2010 election.
http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/political-an... #
Oh so now voter fraud DOES exist. LOL
If there was no law against voter fraud then it would not have been a crime.

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