Vote fraud is one of those things that stirs up a white-hot fury in me. I’m sick and fucking tired of hearing that there hasn’t been “any widespread proof that vote fraud occurs” therefore we don’t need positive ID to vote. That has to be one of the most dishonest statements in history. We have every example of vote fraud, but for whatever partisan reasons, serious investigations have NOT occurred, to prove or disprove it exists. The left has a near lock on devising dozens of ways to pull this off and it’s no filthy, dirty or more blatant tricks, holds barred. Jumpin Jeebus on a nuklar pogo stick, this shit infuriates me. We had a recent SCOTUS ruling affirming that states have the right to require positive ID to ensure the integrity of this most critical of our obligations as citizens. But the Holder DoJ is having none of it. They’re busily litigating against any state that decides to enact their own voter ID laws. Yes, federal law requires a process for the DoJ to review voting law changes from any state to ensure they do not impede anyone from exercising their rights. Every damned time this is done, it’s ‘found’ that monolithic democrat voting blocs are being discriminated against, it’s always the poor, minorities, under-privileged folks being impacted by evil republican machinations. Regardless of SCOTUS rulings the completely lawless DoJ marches on, attacking states’ rights. Today’s new target is the Republic of Texas.
I’m gonna dust off the wayback Fisk Machine© and have a go at these bastards. Grab a coffee this is a mite-long.
The reason naturally for a border state is disenfranchising the hispanic vote, which just happens to be a group that is moving away from the dems, odd that eh? Let’s have few selected tidbits out of this one.
The Justice Department’s civil rights division on Monday objected to a new photo ID requirement for voters in Texas because many Hispanic voters lack state-issued identification.
This theme will run throughout this whole damned lie of an article. Many Hispanic voters in Texas don’t have state issued ID because they ARE NOT eligible for it, by virtue of their immigration status. They aren’t permitted to even be here, let alone exercise rights of citizens, for shit sakes. It’s all that simple. The left just can’t abide not having a potential group of generational voters that would easily respond to their all-free, all-the-time, cradle-to-grave government designs. This group has always had a hard time understanding our culture with no prospects of improving that understanding through efforts by the left to keep them from assimilating. The left just loves to create those slaves you know. Find a group, victimize them, make sure they are perpetually aggrieved with demagoguery and keep them beholden with ‘free’ shit they get from you and your fellow slave-masters. Those other fat-cats are just out for themselves.
Texas follows South Carolina as the second state in recent months to become embroiled in a court battle with the Justice Department over new photo ID requirements for voters.
Just the first few targets on the DoJ hit list, not to worry, they will go after any state that has the balls to challenge Teh Won’s ideology. That is the real reason for constant pressure used in effort to grind down the states that don’t buy into the statists’ bullshit. It, sure as hell, is NOT all about voting, it’s about surrendering our sovreignity under the constitution. Practically, the constitution and our natural rights, is under attack from every quarter on the left. The document is a major impediment to achieving their Utopia©, dependent on a unified government.
Photo ID laws have become a point of contention in the 2012 elections. Liberal groups have said the requirements are the product of Republican-controlled state governments and are aimed at disenfranchising people who tend to vote Democratic — African-Americans, Hispanics, people of low-income and college students.(Emph Mine)
Toldja so. Even they admit that it benefits their side. Even it was about justice for all, it should be about everyone, so why don’t drop the pretense in your ‘objections’. They just included college students in the list for blatant pandering. I’m pretty convinced that students all have drivers’ licenses and that’s just fine here for registering.
Proponents of such legislation say the measures are aimed at combating voter fraud.
Projection much? You posed that these laws impact left leaning voters, than by implication it’s to combat republican supported voting fraud. How many republican supported voting fraud incidents have occured? Please provide actual facts, as elusive as they are for your side.
But advocacy groups for minorities and the poor dispute that and argue there is no evidence of significant voter fraud. (emph mine)
So what the fuck is it, there is voter fraud being perpetrated as the premise for DoJ’s meddling or there isn’t according to your own side?
In regard to Texas, “I cannot conclude that the state has sustained its burden” of showing that the newly enacted law has neither a discriminatory purpose nor effect, Thomas E. Perez, the head of the Justice Department’s civil rights division, said in a letter to the Texas secretary of state.
That’s proving a negative, he’s saddling us with. You can easily develop a metric to show a positive result, in this case merely anonymous tracking of voting by minorities after the law’s passage vs. before. It’s a helluva lot harder if not impossible to prove the law is NOT discriminatory. This case would involve a determination of why a minority did NOT vote, where many, many reasons could exist (like the weather, a proven factor), all of which would NOT be the result of the law.
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbot has said the Obama administration is hostile to laws like the one passed last year in Texas.
Hell yeah, Teh Won™ has had a turgid member for Texas since, well forever. He tends to visit only here in Austin, a hotbed of liberal douche-baggery (distributed by Zipcode actually). I’m surprised that he doesn’t visit the Big D, as it wants desperately to be New Manhattan, and has it’s share of liberal representation.
The National Conference of State Legislatures called the voter ID issue “the hottest topic of legislation in the field of elections in 2011,” with legislation introduced in 34 states.
And of course, we jumped right out there among the first in an attempt to clean up elections.
The department had been reviewing the Texas law since last year and discussing the matter with state officials. In January, Texas officials sued U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, seeking a court judgment that the state’s recently enacted voter ID law was not discriminatory in purpose or effect.
So why now?, Texas is already suing your asses over this issue, but you smegma-sniffers want to jump out ahead and do your best to poison the well BEFORE anything happens in court. It’s about 99% certain that SCOTUS will overturn your objections, as a ruling in favor of this concept is the reason so many states are enacting the laws. Makes you want to punch the screen, eh? Those are your taxpayer dollars being spent uselessly.
As a state with a history of voter discrimination, Texas is required under section 5 of the Voting Rights Act to get advance approval of voting changes from either the Justice Department or the U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C.
Ahhh yes our history of voter discrimination 50 or more years ago huh? Unlike 2010 in Philadelphia where Black Panther goons, armed with baseball bats, blocked entrance to the polling places by white folks, chanting such nice things like “kill the whiteys” is perfectly acceptable. This is the very same Civil Rights Division that cleared the issue here. Bastards didn’t think we would notice that I betcha.
In a letter to Texas officials that was also filed in the court case in Washington, the Justice Department said Hispanic voters in Texas are more than twice as likely than non-Hispanic voters to lack a driver’s license or personal state-issued photo ID. The department said that even the lowest estimates showed about half of Hispanic registered voters lack such identification.
Because the Hispanics you refer to, ARE NOT eligible for state-issued ID. How fucking dense are you people? Our law is intended to protect the integrity of our elections, by preventing ineligible persons from voting. I work in a business where ID is required for certain transactions, and you would be amazed at the number of customers I see that have only a Matricula Consular for identification, that isn’t even widely accepted as ID in Mexico for cryin’ out loud. The damn cards are a backdoor attempt to get some sort of legal immigration status for Mexican nation illegals loose in the US. Hell these guys are so far under the radar that they don’t even have legit ID (i.e. a driver’s license) for their own country. By the very definition of a consular ID they aren’t citizens and unable to vote. Yanking meaningless statistics out of your ass doesn’t build your case. Of course there will be a large difference between Hispanic and Non-Hispanic voters where in some areas of the state up to 40% of the populace is Hispanic and of those, a significant percentage of illegals exist. Duhhh…of course there’s a significant variance there. How about lemme see, umm well shit, you can’t really contrast this issue this way, because there isn’t a believable estimate of illegal populations. DHS estimates it’s about 700,000 in Texas, but as a resident I think that is off by a large figure, realistically it’s probably on the order of 1,000,000. Here’s an interesting article: Not doing the jobs Americans won’t do: 70% of illegal aliens in Texas receive welfare. Obviously a helluva lot of illegals are obtaining acceptable ID for state benefits, so why would this NOT translate into voting as well?. That in and of itself would make a strong case for routine vote fraud, that could only be corrected by requiring legal ID to register and vote.
The range was so broad because the state provided two sets of registered voter data.
In December, the Justice Department rejected South Carolina’s voter ID law on grounds it makes it harder for minorities to cast ballots. It was the first voter ID law to be rejected by the department in nearly 20 years.
That’s because you haven’t had a socialist president, surrounded by socialist cabinet appointees.
In response, South Carolina sued Holder; the state argued that enforcement of its new law will not disenfranchise any voters.
Hey SC’ers, happy to have y’all here to, even if your damn flag looks a bit muzzie.
Other states have moved toward photo ID requirements in the past year.
Alabama has a photo ID law, but it does not go in effect until 2014. Mississippi voters approved a photo ID law, but the state legislature has not yet adopted enabling legislation. The Justice Department has not yet reviewed the initiatives in either state.
The Justice Department has said it is reviewing voter ID laws in other states, but has not identified which ones.
Well DoJ you have once again, proven beyond a doubt what your agenda is and it sure is NOT defending the people and the constitution from depredation by others. You have made a conscious decision to assist illegal persons from corrupting our most basic of freedoms, that of representative government. Utterly lawless. This my friends has to be the most corrupt of the corrupt government agencies.
Yanno guys, in my book there’s a name for what they are doing……TREASON
[UPDATE: I cruised over to the Angry Webmaster's joint after seeing his comment below and found that he had a take on this issue too. A very prescient and well researched take: Eric Holder Blocks Texas Voting Law definitely worth a read.]