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Justice Department Blocks Texas Voter ID Law

Says that Latinos would be hurt

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Today the Justice Department’s Civil Rights division on Monday objected to a new photo ID requirement for voters in Texas. The law was voted on by the people of Texas last year and requires all people who vote to have a valid photo ID. With this type of legislation being introduced in 34 states it is easily going to be a contentious topic during the presidential election.

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. “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.

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.

#Voting #Rights Victory! DOJ Objects to #Texas‘ Discriminatory #VoterID Law, stops the law before it takes effect http://t.co/4zT3SbtG(image) 1 hour ago via web ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

The Justice Dept is full of morons. Voter ID is asking people to prove who they say they are when they vote, you can get an ID for free.(image) 52 minutes ago via web ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Obama working hard to rig the next election — Justice department blocks Texas law requiring photo ID to vote: http://t.co/Wv9hV3HM(image) 3 hours ago via web ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Translation: Justice Department believes that Blacks and Hispanics are too stupid to get a simple voter ID card… http://t.co/I51PqJtB(image) 13 minutes ago via Facebook ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Justice Dept Objects To TX Voter ID Law. Well, duh…how’s O supposed to get illegal votes if they have to show ID?! http://t.co/DSyvhkBd(image) 16 minutes ago via Tweet Button ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

So the justice dept thinks it’s too much to ask for an ID to vote in TX. How do these people live? No travel? No loans? No driving? #tcot(image) 25 minutes ago via TweetDeck ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Attention Mr. Obama. If they don’t have a state issued ID or a driver’s license, THEY’RE ILLEGAL ALIEN “VOTERS”. http://t.co/1PVy9IgI(image) 27 minutes ago via Tweet Button ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Vile corruptocrat Eric Holder decides it is illegal to make sure only US citizens vote. http://t.co/Azq5inTX(image) 35 minutes ago via web ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Voter fraud alive and well in Dem party. Thanks US Justice Dept!(image) 56 seconds ago via Twitter for iPhone ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

A photo ID is needed to get: a bank account, concert tickets, etc. but “Justice Dept.” says needing one to vote is discrimination. #whatthe(image) 1 minute ago via web ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Holder and the justice dept. are bigger fools than i originally thought. You can get a photo id anywhere for pennies…!! S.C. & Texas Sue.!(image) 3 hours ago via web ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Justice Dept opposes Texas voter ID law Obama oppose it because it forbids illegal aliens from voting mutlifple times. http://t.co/XcUI8o4d(image) 1 minute ago via web ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Justice Department Blocks Texas Voter ID Law
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