Texas voter ID fight back in federal court

Jul 8, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Houston Chronicle

The decades-old legal battle between states' rights and civil rights returns to a familiar venue - a federal courtroom - on Monday as lawyers for the state of Texas try to convince a panel of judges that the U.S. Justice Department has no legal authority to block the state from immediately implementing a voter ID law.

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I live in NE and I must show a photo ID to get a fishing license, adopt a pet, open a bank account, rent a movie, obtain vehicle insurance,rent a vehicle, etc. but I'm not required to show an ID to vote. What in the h@ll's wrong with that picture?
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Go ahead, fight back!
Jim Crow is alive and well in the sovereign
state of Texas?
Gary

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Excellent wrote:
I live in NE and I must show a photo ID to get a fishing license, adopt a pet, open a bank account, rent a movie, obtain vehicle insurance,rent a vehicle, etc. but I'm not required to show an ID to vote. What in the h@ll's wrong with that picture?
None of those things have anything to do with the federal government.
If a bank wants you to do 30 pushups before they will let you open a bank account, that's their business. You have a choice.

Voting is constitutional.

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The State has the right to require photo ID prior to voting. There is nothing Jim Crow about it. That is nothing more than a ploy by the libtards to allow illegals to vote because they vote Democrat.

A photo ID is required to get food stamps, or medicaid, etc.
One of our most precious rights is the right to vote. That right must be protected from those that would cheat us by allowing people to vote that do not have that right.

The State has in place methods of obtaining the IDs free of charge. There is no reason that any legal voter would not be allowed to vote. There is zero disenfranchising of anyone.

Demand Photo ID. Protect our rights.

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Gary wrote:
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None of those things have anything to do with the federal government.
If a bank wants you to do 30 pushups before they will let you open a bank account, that's their business. You have a choice.
Voting is constitutional.
Voting is Constitutional for Citizens that meet the requirements. Photo ID in no way changes that.
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Texas Voter ID Bill would be a good thing, but due to the counties of Texas assigning addresses and changing street names at their whim. There is only one conclusion that can be made and that is that anyones voting rights could be restricted and even blocked regardless of how eligible they are to vote. There are not supposed to be restrictions on a persons right to vote. But according to the Texas voter ID bill, your photo ID must match your voter registration card and the address must be your assigned 911 physical address. This leads me to one conclusion they are imprisoning people in their homes. If they had followed the laws when implementing addresses this would not be the case. And due to the fact that they can change your address at any minute, there is nothing stopping them from preventing a targeted group of people from voting. And in Rural areas that could mean discrimination of entire families. Voter ID is discriminating under the current 911 addressing system at the whim of county officials. There is no one to complain to about 911 addressing who is actually listening in the state of Texas.
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UR BS wrote:
That right must be protected from those that would cheat us by allowing people to vote that do not have that right.
Perhaps you’d like to site the percentage of voter fraud that’s taken place in the past 20 or so years. Do you know? Is voter fraud an epidemic? Is it happening at all? If so, where and how often?

I can’t wait for your statistics.

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Perhaps you’d like to site the percentage of voter fraud that’s taken place in the past 20 or so years. Do you know? Is voter fraud an epidemic? Is it happening at all? If so, where and how often?
I can’t wait for your statistics.
Lets see in 2008 there were multiple cases of voter registration fraud perpetrated byone of obama's biggest supporting groups, ACORN.
In Harris County alone in 2008 more thn 10,000 ACORN submitted registrations were found to be invalid. Now why would someone go to the trouble of registering fraudulently if not to vote?
Now that is just one county in one state. Look at the nationwide work from just this one group and the numbers are huge.
Now how long will it take to catch the fraud no one knows. How many people even admitted to voting in multiple precincts. There is a case right now that has 3 defendants admiting to voting twice for obama in 08 in North Carolina. These are just the ones that get caught how about the ones that don't?
Bottom line is 1 illegaly cast ballot is too many. Showing a photo ID is no issue it should in fact be Federal Law not just States.
In example in 08 when I went to vote in my district there was a womn in front of me in line. Shehad no ID of anykind, she spoke no English at all but insisted that she be allowed to vote. After some arguing and her finnaly pointing to a name on the voter list they allowed her to vote. Now the question arises, was she in fact the person she claimed to be? She had no proof of that. All she kept saying was that she wanted to vote for obama. Now could she have been illegal? No way of knwing because no proof of ID was needed. She couldn't even produce a voter registation card which doesn't even have a picture.
So you can rant and rave all you like about statistics but as for me I gladly show picture ID when I vote and think everyone should do the same our right to vote is precious and should be protecetd.
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UR BS wrote:
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Lets see in 2008 there were multiple cases of voter registration fraud perpetrated byone of obama's biggest supporting groups, ACORN.
In Harris County alone in 2008 more thn 10,000 ACORN submitted registrations were found to be invalid. Now why would someone go to the trouble of registering fraudulently if not to vote?
Now that is just one county in one state. Look at the nationwide work from just this one group and the numbers are huge.
Now how long will it take to catch the fraud no one knows. How many people even admitted to voting in multiple precincts. There is a case right now that has 3 defendants admiting to voting twice for obama in 08 in North Carolina. These are just the ones that get caught how about the ones that don't?
Bottom line is 1 illegaly cast ballot is too many. Showing a photo ID is no issue it should in fact be Federal Law not just States.
In example in 08 when I went to vote in my district there was a womn in front of me in line. Shehad no ID of anykind, she spoke no English at all but insisted that she be allowed to vote. After some arguing and her finnaly pointing to a name on the voter list they allowed her to vote. Now the question arises, was she in fact the person she claimed to be? She had no proof of that. All she kept saying was that she wanted to vote for obama. Now could she have been illegal? No way of knwing because no proof of ID was needed. She couldn't even produce a voter registation card which doesn't even have a picture.
So you can rant and rave all you like about statistics but as for me I gladly show picture ID when I vote and think everyone should do the same our right to vote is precious and should be protecetd.
The Bush administration spent 5 years and MILLIONS of taxpayer dollars investigating voter fraud and found 32 cases.
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Walter Mellone Manne wrote:
Did they ever catch those Black Panthers who intimidated voters right at the voting booth?
Grow up!
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Walter Mellone Manne wrote:
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Oh yeah, they DID! And Eric Holder refused to prosecute....
The BUSH admin decided not to prosecute stupid. Go away…..there’s nothing intelligent about you.

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The Bush administration spent 5 years and MILLIONS of taxpayer dollars investigating voter fraud and found 32 cases.
How about a reference.

Besides as I said I don't care if it is 1 case that is too many!

Now I notice you didn't mention anything about the 2008 election cycle.

I am glad about 1 thing though. Now I guess we can finnaly put to rest that whole thing in Florida that all the libs cry about all the time. I mean if there were only 32 cases nation wide then Florida must have been cool.
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We must ask ourselves why the liberals fight so hard against any effort to thwart vote fraud. The Democrats have no confidence they can legally win an election. Why is that?
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We must ask ourselves why the liberals fight so hard against any effort to thwart vote fraud. The Democrats have no confidence they can legally win an election. Why is that?
There is no voter fraud. That’s a right-wing excuse for the POLL TAX.
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We must ask ourselves why the liberals fight so hard against any effort to thwart vote fraud. The Democrats have no confidence they can legally win an election. Why is that?
Si. I vota for Rico Perry. I work on his Ranchito in Santa Antonito. He pay me just $4.79 for hour. Cheepy cheepskate Perry. He sometimes puts his manos on my uncormfortable places. Creepyskate.
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Your President would still be rabble rousing in Chicago if it wasn't for ACORN, and millions of fraudulent voters.
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Si. I no vota for Obama. He try to make me legal so I will have to pay taxes, get driver license, get insurance, say pledge to imperialist america. I vote for Mitt. He good Republican. I work for many many rich republican like Rico Perry, Horage Bush Sr. and Jr. and mi favorito, Ronaly Reagen before he catch the Alzhimer, they all pay cheep but no make me pay taxes or insureance.

Si. I vote. Republican.
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Cat74 wrote:
Your President would still be rabble rousing in Chicago if it wasn't for ACORN, and millions of fraudulent voters.
That is a lie.
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Walter Mellone Manne wrote:
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How about a literacy test as well?
That you’d surely fail. You’re one of the most unintelligent people I’ve ever come across.
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Excellent wrote:
I live in NE and I must show a photo ID to get a fishing license, adopt a pet, open a bank account, rent a movie, obtain vehicle insurance,rent a vehicle, etc. but I'm not required to show an ID to vote. What in the h@ll's wrong with that picture?
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