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  • just a conservative girl 1:21 PM on 07/13/2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , district court, , voter id   

    TSA We Have a Problem – Texas Woman Gets on Plane to Testify That ID Requirements Disenfranchise Her Right to Vote 

    Yes, you read the correctly.  Victoria Rodriquez was one of two sisters that DOJ was able to identify as being disenfranchised if the Texas law requiring an ID were to stand.  She lives in Texas and the trial was in federal court in Washington, D.C..  Ms. Rodriquez is an 18-year-old college student who says that obtaining an ID is too big of a barrier for her in order to vote.  You see, she doesn’t own a car and she can’t get to the office to get her ID.  Her parents are too busy to drive her.

    So let me get this straight, she was able to get to the airport, board a plane, fly to Baltimore Maryland then take a connecting Amtrak train to get to court but can’t make it across town to get her ID.  Also, how did she get on the plane or the train?  Both require picture ID’s in order to board.

    Under oath she testified that she does have a social security card, a birth certificate, and a voter registration card.  One more form of ID than what is necessary in order to obtain the picture ID.

    Here are some other tidbits that came out during the trial:

    239 dead people voted on May 12, 2012 of those 213 of them did it in person.  Did anyone pass out from the smell?

    50,000 dead people are still on the voter rolls in Texas.

    394 people were removed from rolls due to not being citizens.

    Tavis County has not removed dead people from their rolls in five years.  A violation of federal law.

    Eighteen counties have more people registered to vote then residents.

    The DOJ did have some experts testify as the to the harm these laws will do.  It didn’t go all that well.

    23 people out of 36,500 surveyed said they were unable to case a vote due to ID laws.

    The DOJ’s expert said the following:

    “Voter identification is the controversy that isn’t. Almost no one is excluded by this requirement.”

    Over 70% of whites, blacks, and Hispanics support the requirement. Black and Hispanic voters did not express measurably less support for voter ID requirements than whites.”

    “These findings undercut much of the heated rhetoric that has inflated the debate over voter ID requirements in the United States.”

    “That almost no one is prevented from voting because of voter ID requirements casts doubt on arguments from the left that this amounts to a new poll tax or literacy test.”

    “The poll tax, literacy test, and other tools of the Jim Crow laws are powerful metaphors derived from a very ugly period in American history, but ID requirements in practice today bear only the palest resemblance to such discriminatory practices.”

    “These facts strongly suggest that there may be little or no voting rights issue involved in the dispute over voter ID rules, and no question of fraud either. This is hardly the stuff of the Civil Rights Movement, or the mid-1950s when only 25% of southern blacks were registered, and fewer still were allowed to vote.”

    Oh, but it gets better with the next witness:

    He believes that Sandra Day O’Connor wanted to pass laws that encouraged white supremacy in Shaw V. Reno as it upheld voter ID laws.  The problem is that opinion was actually written by Justice Stevens.  Ouch.

    He goes on:

    – Republican African-American and Hispanic legislators are not “legitimate
    representatives” of minority communities.

    • “But he’s white”—after learning that an Anglo Democrat who represents a majority- Hispanic House District voted for the voter ID law.
    • All legislators who voted for SB 14—including 5 Hispanics and 2 African-Americans were motivated by racially discriminatory purposes.”
    • There could be states that could enact voter ID laws without a discriminatory purpose, but “Texas is not one of those places.”
    • The Texas Attorney General should ignore documented evidence of voter fraud and instead “spend all his time” prosecuting environmental violations.
    • “Even if a majority of Hispanics support voter ID, it has a discriminatory purpose.”
    • To the extent African-Americans and Hispanics support voter ID laws, it is only because they were manipulated and misled by Republicans.
    • “I would generally characterize myself as a liberal.” Shocker!!!
    • Voter fraud is “really quite easy to find and prosecute,” a position that is at odds with experienced state and federal law enforcement officials.

    You never know what a court is going to do (unless of course it is the 9th circuit) so they could strike down the law.  But either way, one side is bound to be unhappy and this will move its way up the chain and eventually land at the Supreme Court.  A place that has upheld the right to prove eligibility to vote is not discrimination.  The truth is it wouldn’t matter what color your skin is.  All must provide an ID.  The burden is the same regardless of sex or race.

     
    • Don 7:40 PM on 07/13/2012 Permalink | Reply

      The idea that a state-issued picture ID is discriminatory against the poor is bunk. Do the poor drink alcohol? If so, when they purchase it they need a state-issued ID to do so. Do the poor purchase Pseudoephedrine? If so, at least in my state, they need a state-issued ID to do that, too.

      I never hear the left rail about requiring state-issued picture IDs for these examples.

    • Ike 1:14 PM on 07/14/2012 Permalink | Reply

      In Texas, you can get photo ID from the Department of Public Safety – aka ‘State Police’ – for less than the cost of a twelve-pack of Budweiser. Where do they hide these offices? All over the place. Anyone who claims that they are unable to get a valid photo ID – as opposed to “too lazy” – is a liar. I hope that DOJ paid those two young witnesses they flew from Texas to testify a lot of money for it. When the Voter ID law in Texas in invalidated, I quit voting, because my one white, straight, middle-aged male vote will be swamped by the vote of the dead, imaginary, non-citizen voters who amazingly enough all vote Democratic. Just like when I lived in the Rio Grande Valley.

  • just a conservative girl 1:41 PM on 06/02/2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , , voter id   

    Those Democratic Racists in Massachusetts 

    You know it is Jim Crow all over again if you ask someone to show an ID before they place their vote.   That is unless you are a democrat hailing from the great Commonwealth of MA, the home of the Kennedy Clan.

    You see the dems are holding their convention today and not only do you have to show an ID to vote, they won’t even let you onto the floor of the convention unless you have a valid ID.

    Those raaaaacists.

    Paging Jesse and Al.  C’mon get your marching shoes on.  It is time to give hell to those racists who are trying to keep the poor and the under-privileged from voting.

    I am sure we will be hearing from the NAACP in 3…2…1…

    Or maybe not.

    Another display of liberal logic.  I almost feel sorry for these people.  They just can’t see how hypocritical they are.  Or, is that they just don’t care?

     
    • Don 5:35 PM on 06/02/2012 Permalink | Reply

      “Do as I say, not as I do.”

      Oh, uh sorry. I was just trying out the new slogan for the Democratic Party…

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