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    Federal Court Blocks Texas Voter ID Law

    A federal judge in Texas struck down the state’s voter ID law on Thursday, calling it an “unconstitutional poll tax” intended to discriminate against Hispanic and African-American citizens that creates “an unconstitutional burden on the right to vote.”
    Federal Court Blocks Texas Voter ID Law, Calling It A 'Poll Tax'

    This is great news !!!!! Even the Texas judge smelled BS on this law.

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    Re: Federal Court Blocks Texas Voter ID Law

    Quote Originally Posted by rcart76 View Post
    Federal Court Blocks Texas Voter ID Law, Calling It A 'Poll Tax'

    This is great news !!!!! Even the Texas judge smelled BS on this law.
    Considering it just like the Indiana law that the SCOTUS said was constitutional this will flip back

    Ramos, a Democrat who was appointed by President Barack Obama, was expected to strike down the law.

    “The State of Texas will immediately appeal and will urge the 5th (U.S.) Circuit (Court of Appeals) to resolve this matter quickly to avoid voter confusion in the upcoming election,” said Lauren Bean, a spokeswoman for Abbott’s office. “The U.S. Supreme Court has already ruled that voter ID laws are constitutional so we are confident the Texas law will be upheld on appeal.”
    Federal court calls Texas voter ID law unconstitutional | www.statesman.com

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    Re: Federal Court Blocks Texas Voter ID Law

    What a horribly written article. I don't know what the law said so I can't evaluate the judges opinion. I miss journalism.

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    Re: Federal Court Blocks Texas Voter ID Law

    Here is another article: Federal Judge: Texas Voter ID Law Unconstitutional | The Texas Tribune

    And I don't think that requiring citizens to show a photo ID is an attempt to impose a poll tax or to exclude voters on the basis of race; I think the point is to reduce election fraud.

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    Re: Federal Court Blocks Texas Voter ID Law

    A women told me that her husband voted Republican until the day he died.
    He's been voting Democrat ever since.


    When I asked her how that could happen,,, All she said was, "the ACORN didn't fall far from the tree."
    Wake Up America!

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    Re: Federal Court Blocks Texas Voter ID Law

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    Here is another article: Federal Judge: Texas Voter ID Law Unconstitutional | The Texas Tribune

    And I don't think that requiring citizens to show a photo ID is an attempt to impose a poll tax or to exclude voters on the basis of race; I think the point is to reduce election fraud.
    The problem with the Texas case and others is the proponents can't demonstrate that 1) the impersonation fraud at the polls which is preventable by photo ID is more than trivial (2 cases in Texas, with 20 million votes cast) or 2) that the new rules make that trivial amount of fraud less likely. Furthermore, the estimates were about 600,000 registered Texas voters didn't have acceptable photo ID. Those that didn't were 2-3 times more likely to be hispanic or black, and poor, than anglo, and therefore the effect was clearly disproportionately on minorities which Texas has a long history of discriminating against. The law was passed on a fast track that was unprecedented (rules were changed in a manner not seen for a century) for no good reason, and much more.

    And anyone who thinks the "point" of the fast tracked rules changes was to reduce "election fraud" is delusional. That's the stated reason, but the actual reason is clearly and obviously to help GOPers win elections in red states. As the judge pointed out, the area where virtually ALL "voter" fraud occurs is with absentee ballots and the emergency, fast tracked, legislation left those rules untouched. Gosh, could it be that demographics that lean republican in Texas are more likely to use absentee ballots? Of course.....

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    Re: Federal Court Blocks Texas Voter ID Law

    Quote Originally Posted by BringIt View Post
    A women told me that her husband voted Republican until the day he died.
    He's been voting Democrat ever since.


    When I asked her how that could happen,,, All she said was, "the ACORN didn't fall far from the tree."
    The sad thing is many republicans will actually believe that story.

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    Re: Federal Court Blocks Texas Voter ID Law

    Well, you've certainly made up your mind on this issue.

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    Re: Federal Court Blocks Texas Voter ID Law

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    Here is another article: Federal Judge: Texas Voter ID Law Unconstitutional | The Texas Tribune

    And I don't think that requiring citizens to show a photo ID is an attempt to impose a poll tax or to exclude voters on the basis of race; I think the point is to reduce election fraud.
    But large-scale voter fraud is virtually non-existent today. Yet the efforts to root it out recall the horrid Jim Crow era. The former “party of Lincoln” has been most active in this fraudulent crusade. It’s mostly prevented people of color and older folks from voting. Could it be that they’d largely vote for Democrats?

    Shades of 2000 and 2004 when somehow voting machines weren’t delivered to African-American precincts in Ohio and Florida or unforeseen glitches prevented their ballots from counting. It’s not that the disenfranchised voters weren’t properly registered — by and large they were. But a systematic campaign to keep them from voting was in place. It’s been documented by several news organizations, most notably the Miami Herald.

    Voter Fraud: A Massive, Anti-Democratic Deception - Forbes
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    Re: Federal Court Blocks Texas Voter ID Law

    Quote Originally Posted by BringIt View Post
    A women told me that her husband voted Republican until the day he died.
    He's been voting Democrat ever since.


    When I asked her how that could happen,,, All she said was, "the ACORN didn't fall far from the tree."
    That was so hilarious I completely forgot to laugh. Well done.
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