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    AG says Texas ID law would harm minorities

    AG says Texas ID law would harm minorities - Yahoo! News

    WASHINGTON (AP) Attorney General Eric Holder said Tuesday he opposes a new photo ID requirement in Texas elections because it would be harmful to minority voters.

    In remarks to the NAACP in Houston, the attorney general said the Justice Department "will not allow political pretexts to disenfranchise American citizens of their most precious right."

    Under the law passed in Texas, Holder said that "many of those without IDs would have to travel great distances to get them and some would struggle to pay for the documents they might need to obtain them."
    Holder made the comments amid a trial in federal court in Washington over the 2011 law passed by Texas' GOP-dominated Legislature that requires voters to show photo identification when they get to the polls.

    "I don't know what will happen as this case moves forward, but I can assure you that the Justice Department's efforts to uphold and enforce voting rights will remain aggressive," the attorney general said.

    He said the arc of American history has always moved toward expanding the electorate and that "we will simply not allow this era to be the beginning of the reversal of that historic progress."

    The attorney general spoke at the 103rd convention of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, which is launching a battle against new state voter ID laws. NAACP President Benjamin Todd Jealous has likened the fight against conservative-backed voter ID laws passed several states to "Selma and Montgomery times," referring to historic Alabama civil rights confrontations of the mid-1960s.
    Not only does Holder allow minorities to threaten voters at the polls... but they also don't need ID to vote. How's that for racist partisan?

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    Re: AG says Texas ID law would harm minorities

    1. Great distances to get to a DPS office? Most of the impoverished live in urban areas. In Texas, there are multiple DPS locations in most major cities. Small towns usually have at least one DPS office.

    2. Why would anybody not have a copy of their birth certificate and social security card? You need the SS and photo ID (or passport, etc) to acquire a job (I-9). The very same documents (minus photo ID) that you would need for a DL/State ID.

    3. What minorities is he referring to (per the title)? Are poor people in general considered a minority? Because his comments really only implicate poor people (hence my #1 remark).
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    Re: AG says Texas ID law would harm minorities

    Tess, there's no use in trying to figure out Holder's comments. Holder is a proven LIAR, a proven RACIST and a partisan HACK just like his boss, Obama.

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    Re: AG says Texas ID law would harm minorities

    I could care less about Holder's comments. I'm just happy that I won't have to show an ID card at the polling place when I vote in November.

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