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    Justice Dept opposes Texas voter ID law

    Justice Dept opposes Texas voter ID law - Yahoo! News

    WASHINGTON (AP) The Justice Department's civil rights division on Monday objected to a new photo ID requirement for voters in Texas because many Hispanic voters lack state-issued identification.
    Texas follows South Carolina as the second state in recent months to become embroiled in a court battle with the Justice Department over new photo ID requirements for voters.
    Photo ID laws have become a point of contention in the 2012 elections. Liberal groups have said the requirements are the product of Republican-controlled state governments and are aimed at disenfranchising people who tend to vote Democratic African-Americans, Hispanics, people of low-income and college students.
    Has ever an attorney general been so politically active?

    Why it's such a big damn deal to prove who you are before you vote is beyond me. You have to prove who you are to get a job, drive a car, go to school, rent an apartment...

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    Re: Justice Dept opposes Texas voter ID law

    Why all of a sudden do you think this has become and issue? It's certainly not because of voter fraud...

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    Re: Justice Dept opposes Texas voter ID law

    Quote Originally Posted by JasonI View Post
    Why all of a sudden do you think this has become and issue? It's certainly not because of voter fraud...
    Sure, because how can you prove voter fraud when you can't prove who is standing in line at the polls. Best argument ever.

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    Re: Justice Dept opposes Texas voter ID law

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    Has ever an attorney general been so politically active?

    Why it's such a big damn deal to prove who you are before you vote is beyond me. You have to prove who you are to get a job, drive a car, go to school, rent an apartment...
    This should not be within the authority of the United States Justice Department. Hope it goes to the Supreme Court to test constitutionality. That's where it belongs...once and for all.
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    Re: Justice Dept opposes Texas voter ID law

    SCOTUS would shoot it down too. If we didn't need it for 236 years, why would we need it now?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    This should not be within the authority of the United States Justice Department. Hope it goes to the Supreme Court to test constitutionality. That's where it belongs...once and for all.
    the surpreme court is what gave the justice dept the authority to begin with as a part of civil rights rulings.

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    Re: Justice Dept opposes Texas voter ID law

    Quote Originally Posted by Mickey Shane View Post
    SCOTUS would shoot it down too. If we didn't need it for 236 years, why would we need it now?
    SCOTUS doesn't decide whether states need laws.
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    Re: Justice Dept opposes Texas voter ID law

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    Justice Dept opposes Texas voter ID law - Yahoo! News

    Has ever an attorney general been so politically active?

    Why it's such a big damn deal to prove who you are before you vote is beyond me. You have to prove who you are to get a job, drive a car, go to school, rent an apartment...
    I dont understand it either. This should be implemented as a federal law. Getting an ID is not that hard.

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    Re: Justice Dept opposes Texas voter ID law

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    SCOTUS doesn't decide whether states need laws.
    But they sure as hell can tell states what laws that they cannot have.
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    Re: Justice Dept opposes Texas voter ID law

    Getting a photo ID is not very difficult, and adding another, small step to voter registration really won't do much. Yes certain groups do tend to not have ID's at a higher rate than the rest of the population. However, they are still just as capable of getting them as everyone else. On the other hand, how much voter fraud do we really see today? At best the law is superfluous and will needlessly cost taxpayers money. The whole debate seems silly. Passing these laws will not mean a return to Jim Crow. Not passing them will not destroy democracy.
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