Saturday, July 7, 2012

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Texas Voter ID Law, Which Accepts Gun Licenses But Not Student IDs, Challenged In Court

Nice headline. More of the usual nonsense at Loaded, false premise headlines to make a non-argument that ends in playing the race-card.  The article at thinkprogress also has a comment section, full of the circular logic of the leftists, and heavily censored. I started with a link on Voter ID  at the Carter Ford Commission and their recommendations for better elections. I replied to another comment, and after that, ALL my further posts are blocked and disappear. CENSORED 

Here is the requirement to get a Gun License in Texas-
' Under State law TXDPS must conduct a fingerprint based State and FBI Criminal History background check as part of the application process for both original and renewal applicants'

All Original CHL applicants are required to submit fingerprints to TXDPS as part of the complete CHL application. CHL applicants must submit electronic fingerprints regardless of whether the applicant submits a paper application or an online application.
Original CHL applicants must continue to sign the CHL-6 "Photo Holder/ID Signature" form and return it with two (2) passport photos regardless of the method used for fingerprinting; however, signatures are not required on the back of the photos. (Note: The photo taken at the time of electronic fingerprinting is for identification purposes only and will NOT be used for application purposes.) Texas Dept of Public Safey - Gun Licensing Now Compare that process to a student ID.




Texas Voter ID Law, Which Accepts Gun Licenses But Not Student IDs, Challenged In Court

 By Aviva Shen on Jul 6, 2012 at 5:25 pm

 'On Monday, the Department of Justice and the Texas Legislature will square off in court over Texas’ contentious voter ID law. A three-judge U.S. District Court panel will hear the case, which could challenge the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

Texas is one of nine states that must get any changes to their election law cleared by the DOJ under the Voting Rights Act due to a history of discrimination. Texas flunked the test; as Assistant U.S. Attorney General Thomas E. Perez wrote in his letter to the Director of Elections, “According to the state’s own data, a Hispanic registered voter is at least 46.5 percent, and potentially 120.0 percent, more likely than a non-Hispanic registered voter to lack this identification.
The law, SB 14, requires voters to show one of a very narrow list of government-issued documents, excluding Social Security, Medicaid, or student ID cards. Gun licenses, however, are acceptable.
The DOJ found that Texas’s SB 14 will “disenfranchise at least 600,000 voters who currently lack necessary photo identification and that minority registered voters will be disproportionately affected by the law.”
As of the 2010 Census, non-Hispanic whites have become the minority in Texas, shrinking to 45.3% of the population from 52.4%, while Latinos accounted for 65% of Texas’s population growth over the past decade.
But Latinos are not the only people hurt by the restrictive bill. People who want to vote but don’t have an ID will have to pay a fee to get one, like Jessica Cohen, whose story ThinkProgress documented in November. After she lost her identification during a robbery, the only way to get a voter ID was to pay a fee to Missouri officials in order to obtain her birth certificate.
On Monday, Texas will defend the law as a necessary measure to prevent voter fraud. Gov. Rick Perry (R-TX) argued that “Texas has a responsibility to ensure elections are fair, beyond reproach and accurately reflect the will of voters.” But the San Antonio Express-News reported that fewer than five “illegal voting” complaints involving voter impersonations were filed with the Texas Attorney General’s Office from the 2008 and 2010 general elections in which more than 13 million voters participated.
The Texas voter ID law isn’t the first the DOJ has had to combat. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder noted,
“The past two years have brought nearly two dozen new state laws and executive orders, from more than a dozen states, that could make it significantly harder for eligible voters to cast ballots in 2012.”'


Leftists are left with the RACE-HUSTLE for Obama2012
 From the Carter Ford Commission:
 Second, to make sure that a person arriving at a polling site is the same one who is named on the list, we propose a uniform system of voter identification based on the "REAL ID card" or an equivalent for people without a drivers license. To prevent the ID from being a barrier to voting, we recommend that states use the registration and ID process to enfranchise more voters than ever. States should play an affirmative role in reaching out to non-drivers by providing more offices, including mobile ones, to register voters and provide photo IDs free of charge. There is likely to be less discrimination against minorities if there is a single, uniform ID, than if poll workers can apply multiple standards. In addition, we suggest procedural and institutional safeguards to make sure that the rights of citizens are not abused and that voters will not be disenfranchised because of an ID requirement. We also propose that voters who do not have a photo ID during a transitional period receive a provisional ballot that would be counted if their signature is verified.

An ID was the recommendation for the Jimmy Carter and James Baker led commission.
Were you surprised to find out that 100 democracies have voter id but that fact is NEVER mentioned in the leftist media?

 The hustle is all the progressives and leftists have. Rule by fiat, divide by class or color  and conquer the truth with messaging from your Leftist media surrogates. 

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