Appeals court strikes down 'discriminatory' Texas voter ID law

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  1. Crabtownboy

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    A U.S. appeals court struck down a Texas law on Wednesday requiring voters to show authorized identification before casting ballots, saying the measure violated the U.S. Voting Rights Act through its "discriminatory effects."

    The decision from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit pertained to one of a series of laws enacted in Republican-governed states requiring potential voters to show identification that Democrats saw as intended to disenfranchise minorities who typically support their party.

    "We affirm the district court's finding that SB 14 (Texas Senate Bill 14) violates Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act through its discriminatory effect," a three-judge panel from the New Orleans-based court said.

    The measure was signed into law in 2011 by then Texas Governor Rick Perry, a Republican, and has been the subject of legal battles since then.

    Plaintiffs argued the law would hit elderly and poorer voters, including minorities, hardest because they are less likely to have such identification.

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/08/05/us-usa-vote-texas-idUSKCN0QA2A920150805
     
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    I just had to go buy cold medicine. Guess what they asked for? My I.D.

    You have to have ID to sign up for the government programs they're on. You have to have ID to buy cold medicine. You have to have ID to fly/ride AMTRAK. You have to have ID to buy liquor.

    Somebody's story does not add up. Why does the court claim they're less likely to have ID? Why don't they complain about having to show ID in every other area?
     
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    Because Texas says it has to be authorized identification whatever that means. If upheld Texas could have put all kinds of roadblocks up to keep people deemed as likely to vote the wrong way from getting a card. Rather like my wife when she registered many years ago in a district in VA that did not know her. They put her through the 3rd degree with leading questions trying to see if she would vote right. A black man was in line behind her. As she left she turned to him and said "Good luck, you are going to need it".

    Here I receive a voters card through the mail.However, if my name is on the list of voters the ID card is not ask for. Doesn't Texas have a registered voters register?

     
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    And how is a state issued ID not authorized identification?

    Such as...?
     
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    Appeals court strikes down 'discriminatory' Texas voter ID law? I discriminate against professing believes who troll this forum with the most GODLESS beliefs to troll here with.
     
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    I am sure you could figure it out if you thought about it.

    Well:

    By being sure the "wrong folk" have a long way to travel to get their cards.

    By under manning and forcing long waits at registration places where those "wrong folk" would have to go to register.

    By nit picking forms to reject those from the "wrong folk".

    Intimidation of the poor, those from the wrong ethnic groups, the elderly.

    Providing no chairs for the elderly to sit in as they waited their turn.

    Having offices open for only short periods only two days a week.

    I am sure you could think of other ways to discourage folk from registering.

     
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    Way to go US Appeals Court. It's about time someone addressed the foolishness being put forth by these GOP discriminatory types just because they are trying to figure out ways to take votes from the Dems so that they can win a national election.

    That's REALLY all the Voter ID stuff and immigration have been about. Folks just don't want to point out that big elephant.
     
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    Well, since you made the claim, why don't you go ahead and tell us.

    Wouldn't the "right folk" have to travel the same distance?

    And wouldn't these places be undermanned when the "right folk" go there, too?

    How so?

    In what way?

    No, not buying that one.

    And wouldn't this also affect the "right folk"?

    You say it's discriminatory, but everything you made up affects everyone, not just one group. So how is that discriminatory?
     
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    Yeah! Hooray for voter fraud!
     
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    Man the GOP isn't worried about voter fraud.. There's been so little that it's negligible. To put forth this sort of ongoing campaign over voter fraud wouldn't be worth anyone's time.

    This is about cutting into those stalwart Democrat voting blocs.

    If the GOP can't win the black voters by flying their racist representing flags, they figure they'd just keep them from the polls and voting for the Dems.

    This isn't rocket science. It was a very simple plan actually. But no one seems to want to acknowledge it for what it is.
     
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    Just like the Fraud in Washington!
     
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    No, the offices would be put close to where the 'right folk' live making it easy for them to get their cards.



    Funny thing, the 'right folks' offices would be well staffed. Just not enough money to staff the 'wrong folks' offices fully.



    Of a good corrupt fellow/woman could make sure the right folk have no problems, but the wrong folk lots of problems.

    All this could work both ways depending on whose in power and who the 'right' and 'wrong' folk are.

    Enough of your silly questions. Bye.
     
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    I see the courts are still in the Democrats pockets. Have to make sure they can continue to steal elections.
    I have to wonder though can I cry discrimination next time I'm asked to show ID. I think I would like to open a bank account without ID, or I fly somewhere, or even get a library card. How about not having to show ID to get a marriage license, or even better a passport. It is discriminatory how much ID you have to show to get a passport. Obviously the federal government only wants upper class to be able to travel internationally since they make it so hard to get a passport and don't even get me started on the cost. :BangHead:
     
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    And where do they live?

    Now you're speculating, not giving examples.

    Like what?

    Enough of my inability to answer your questions. Bye. [/SIZE][/QUOTE]

    OK.
     
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    I never cease to be amazed at the idiocy used to condemn something as simple as verifying a person's legality to vote!
    When so much that requires an ID is accepted w/o question, the venom against the same to vote is so obviously a threat to the Dims that all stops are pulled out.

    The most asinine arguments are being spewed forth that one wonders if the spewer even really knows what they are talking about!! I'm convinced that somewhere in the dim dark past the DNC sent out "talking points" re: this subject as a spur of the moment thing and never considered how utterly illogical they really are. Unfortunately, they took root and now the same vomit is regurgitated routinely with no sense of shame or embarrassment.

    I'm now understanding how the ZERO got a 2nd term; a situation that may have been prevented had voter ID been in place at the time.

    If you single minded lemmings get what you claim you want, this nation will be a third world country in less than 5 years - or sooner.
     
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    Like I said, this is nothing more than a GOP attempt to keep black people, whom they can't lure to the GOP while spewing anti-Black sentiment and waving a racist representing flag, from voting en masse for the Dems.

    Thanks for confirming it.:)

    Sent from my SGH-M919 using Tapatalk
     
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    Same place you get your drivers license or sign up for WIC.
    Same number of windows as drivers license. In fact, same windows.
    Same forms to get a drivers license or sign up for WIC.
    And who is doing this intimidation? Where I go all the windows are manned by those you call the "wrong folk." In fact 91% of the population is the "wrong folks" according to you.
    10 rows, 8 seats across. Only 5 people in the room.
    Days And Hours Open:
    Monday - 8:00 -5:00
    Tuesday - 8:00 -6:00
    Wednesday - 8:00 -5:00
    Thursday - 8:00 -5:00
    Friday - 8:00 -5:00

    https://www.txdps.state.tx.us/admin...sing_control/rolodex/searchresults.asp#tabs-6

    And once again you have been exposed as a liar.
     
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    Because voting is a consitutional right, buying cough medicine is not. Asked and answered (again).
     
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    Voting is not a constitutional right; no one is guaranteed a vote.

    On the other hand, to keep and bear arms most definitely is a constitutional right. Yet to buy a gun one must show identification and be older than the age at which legal voting cannot be denied.

    Explain this ridiculous inconsistency. If you still claim (as I'm sure you will) that voting is a constitutional right, and therefore it cannot be required to prove who you are and where you live, then how is it constitutional to require that of a prospective gun buyer?
     
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    Good luck with it when it goes to the SC.
     

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