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Obama administration declares new voter rights strategy
Reuters ^ | July 25, 2013 | By David Ingram and Dave Warner

Posted on 07/25/2013 8:09:35 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

The Obama administration embarked on a new strategy on Thursday to challenge voting laws it says discriminate by race, an effort to counter a Supreme Court ruling last month that freed states from the strictest federal oversight.

Attorney General Eric Holder vowed to start in Texas, a conservative stronghold.

Texas' voter ID law requires voters to show a photo ID before casting a ballot, a measure its supporters, mostly Republicans, said is necessary to prevent fraud.

Democrats said it would disproportionately affect the poor and minorities because even getting a free photo ID would require travel to a state office and proof that costs money to obtain, such as a certified copy of a birth certificate.

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Texas
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1 posted on 07/25/2013 8:09:35 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

So instead of sending millions to Kenya so they can get ID’s to vote, we should send the money to Texas!


2 posted on 07/25/2013 8:14:57 PM PDT by GMMC0987
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To: Oldeconomybuyer; laplata; All

Commie Obama sends out Eric Holder to emit another smokescreen to distract attention from the Benghazi Massacre.

Fearful of beuing Impeached for Dereliction of Duty as CIC, Commie Obama has sent Holder out to joust at Windmills in Texas.

Always a sucker for smokescreen distractions the Liberal Agenda Media (LAM) dutifully will fill a good portion of their 24/7 support time for Commie Obama on the Texas jousting windmill story.

As the jousting windmill story dies down Holder will be sent out to create another smokescreen to prevent his boss from being impeached for the Dereliction of duty in the Benghazi Massacre.

Always oblivious to what Commie Obama is trying to cover up in the Benghazi Massacre, Speaker Boehner will still refuse to Impeach Obama, appoint a Special Prosecutor, or honor the requests of the 1000 Special Forces Petitioners yesterday to appoint a House Committee with subpoena powers.

Senator Cruz is correct on his negative appraisal of Holder, but seems oblivious to the reason Holder is jousting at the impeccable TEXAS Voting Rights identification Windmill.

It is time for the House RINOs to replace Boeher with a Speaker that will issue articles of Impeachment for B. Hussein Obama for his Dereliction of Duty during the Benghazi Massacre.


3 posted on 07/25/2013 8:18:01 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Traitor John Roberts' Commune-Style Obama'care' violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

“would require travel”

Wow did ODumbo just stated they are lazy?

Will many people don’t have any problem getting where they want to go when money is involved. I don’t see a problem with it. They can always have a friend, or public transit to take them.


4 posted on 07/25/2013 8:19:39 PM PDT by Patriot Babe
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Democrats said it would disproportionately affect the poor and minorities because even getting a free photo ID would require travel to a state office and proof that costs money to obtain, such as a certified copy of a birth certificate.

I knew there had to be a reason you can't enter the Department of "Justice" building in Washington, D.C. without showing a driver's license.

5 posted on 07/25/2013 8:29:28 PM PDT by Standing Wolf
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To: Patriot Babe

This must be one of those made up scandals and distractions he is now talking about.


6 posted on 07/25/2013 8:29:59 PM PDT by jimpick
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To: Graewoulf

Fearful of beuing Impeached for Dereliction of Duty as CIC, Commie Obama has sent Holder out to joust at Windmills in Texas.


Excellent!

Joust with this, joust with that, just keep on jousting and diverting attention is the name of their game and they play it well.


7 posted on 07/25/2013 8:31:54 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

sos they can come up with all kinds of money to give people free digital TV converters and obama phones, but not proper ID? That’s just insane.


8 posted on 07/25/2013 8:34:16 PM PDT by Homer1
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Democrats said it would disproportionately affect the poor and minorities because even getting a free photo ID would require travel to a state office and proof that costs money to obtain, such as a certified copy of a birth certificate.

This is such an utter and obvious lie, and the motive for repeating it over and over is as transparent as air. Why don't the Republicans pound the Democrats on it every time they say it?

All those people who are so poor they can't travel to a state office to get ID--how are they cashing their welfare checks? How did they sign up for welfare in the first place?

9 posted on 07/25/2013 8:34:41 PM PDT by exDemMom (Now that I've finally accepted that I'm living a bad hair life, I'm more at peace with the world.)
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To: Patriot Babe

Please, please show me more than three US citizens in the entire state who could not get an ID if they wanted one. I’ll figure a way for those poor souls to get one.


10 posted on 07/25/2013 8:35:00 PM PDT by Boojum
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To: Homer1

maybe if these people had proper ID, they could get a proper job and wouldn’t need to be gifted an obama phone


11 posted on 07/25/2013 8:35:44 PM PDT by Homer1
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Democrats said it would disproportionately affect the poor and minorities because even getting a free photo ID would require travel to a state office and proof that costs money to obtain, such as a certified copy of a birth certificate.

The irony. It burns.

12 posted on 07/25/2013 8:38:48 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Army dad. And damned proud.)
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To: laplata

Yup. Just picture Holder as Don Quixote, and the Democrat Jackass as his trusty steed.

“A WINDMILL SMOKESCREEN A DAY KEEPS IMPEACHMENT AWAY.”


13 posted on 07/25/2013 8:44:48 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Traitor John Roberts' Commune-Style Obama'care' violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The old strategy of voter fraud seems to be working just fine.


14 posted on 07/25/2013 8:46:47 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Texas' voter ID law requires voters to show a photo ID before casting a ballot, a measure its supporters, mostly Republicans, said is necessary to prevent fraud...well, say the scamsters like Juan Williams tonight on Fox, such measures aren't needed 'cause there's no evidence of fraud - ignoring the pictures of those two thugs outside the polling station in Phialdelphia in 2008 and all the reports of precincts all over the country showing more votes for Obama than there were voters on their records - there's no evidence because there've been no investigations......
15 posted on 07/25/2013 8:53:23 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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To: Graewoulf

“A WINDMILL SMOKESCREEN A DAY KEEPS IMPEACHMENT AWAY.”


And it keeps anything positive from being accomplished. Obama has never focused on a single thing that needs fixing. He goes from windmill to windmill while killing the country with thousands of cuts.


16 posted on 07/25/2013 8:57:23 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

An obvious ploy to preserve the Demorats’ voter fraud strategy.


17 posted on 07/25/2013 9:01:14 PM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Their intensions are so transparent.


18 posted on 07/25/2013 9:02:23 PM PDT by mom.mom
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To: GMMC0987

So if they can’t get a free identification card then THEY CAN’T VOTE? If they want a VOICE then they should show that they are WORTHY of that voice. Sheeeeeesh. Can’t get an ID then you are definitely unfit to vote, because you’re obviously a lazy loser with no motivation. Anyone can get an ID if they want to.


19 posted on 07/25/2013 9:11:27 PM PDT by FreedomStar3028
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Some of them prolly don’t have birth certificates, but I’ll bet a lot of them have death certificates.


20 posted on 07/25/2013 9:34:16 PM PDT by batterycommander (a little more rubble, a lot less trouble)
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To: Graewoulf

DOJ is also looking at Kansas and N Carolina.

Kansas voting laws could face Justice Department scrutiny
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3047414/posts

John Lewis praises DOJ voting rights action in Texas, says N.C. should be next

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3047435/posts

In the Kansas article there are 12,000 people ...is this at all related to immigrants and legislation?

“The fact that we’ve got those 12,000 people sitting out there that may not get to vote … seems to me to be enough of an injustice to warrant somebody in the federal government taking a look at it.”

And there was an Executive Order on March 28, 2013 about Elections

Executive Order 13639: Establishment of the Presidential Commission of Election Administration

http://1461days.blogspot.com/2013/03/executive-order-establishment-of.html


21 posted on 07/25/2013 9:40:16 PM PDT by Whenifhow
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

If these people don’t have IDs now, how are they living?


22 posted on 07/25/2013 10:21:20 PM PDT by calex59
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To: Homer1
sos they can come up with all kinds of money to give people free digital TV converters and obama phones, but not proper ID? That’s just insane.

Yes and somehow the poor and disenfranchised seem to find $$ for a ride to the welfare office

23 posted on 07/25/2013 10:30:57 PM PDT by babyfreep
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To: babyfreep; Homer1

And this is not stupidity from the _resident, either. He knows exactly what he’s saying and what goes thru the minds of the useful idiots that believe this drivel.


24 posted on 07/25/2013 10:36:02 PM PDT by babyfreep
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I can understand why. Without voter fraud, the commie ‘RATS don’t stand a chance of winning anything. If Holder does not defend voter fraud, the commie ‘RATS are out of powah.


25 posted on 07/25/2013 10:58:26 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Amnesty. The DemocRATS' payback for the 2010 elections.)
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To: Graewoulf
It is time for the House RINOs to replace Boeher with a Speaker that will issue articles of Impeachment for B. Hussein Obama for his Dereliction of Duty during the Benghazi Massacre.

That would be really stupid! How far did that get us in 1999 when the House impeached Clinton, but the Senate fell very far short of a 2/3rds majority to convict and remove from office? As it stands now, Republicans would have to pick up 20 Democrat senators to vote for conviction and removal from office. That won't happen! In fact if the House impeaches, I doubt any Democrats would cross the aisle to vote for removal. Faced with certain failure of the impeachment, trial, and removal process, I'm certain that some of the Senate Republicans would vote against conviction in order to save their own political prospects in the next election.

26 posted on 07/26/2013 4:43:31 AM PDT by Paleo Conservative (Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they're not really out to get you.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Democrats said it would disproportionately affect the poor and minorities because - it would be more difficult for them to vote multiple times.
27 posted on 07/26/2013 4:58:55 AM PDT by MulberryDraw (That which cannot be paid, won't be paid.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Democrats said it would disproportionately affect the poor and minorities because even getting a free photo ID would require travel to a state office and proof that costs money to obtain, such as a certified copy of a birth certificate.

This is the third or fourth comment on that sentence from the article. Here in South Carolina we started fighting for picture ID to vote several years ago. Finally got it passed a year ago or so.

Our governor, Nikki Halley, was very pro-active in this struggle. Read her comments here. She pretty much proved that all the pissing and moaning by the RATS and the "poor people" was BS.

I'm a triage interviewer at a local food/clothing bank. We require picture ID to receive services. It is extremely rare for a "poor person" to show up without ID.

28 posted on 07/26/2013 5:07:00 AM PDT by upchuck (To the faceless, jack-booted government bureaucrat who just scanned this post: SCREW YOU!)
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To: Paleo Conservative

Commie Obama and his bff Boehner love it when their political opponents talk like that.

“Here are our wrists, just shackle us now for we are only going to fight if we are guaranteed that you will allow us to win.”

Have a nice life.


29 posted on 07/26/2013 5:27:46 AM PDT by Graewoulf (Traitor John Roberts' Commune-Style Obama'care' violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Graewoulf

It did the GOP no benefit to have an unsuccessful impeachment and trial. We ended up losing control of the Senate in the 2000 election and barely scraping by in the electoral college when George W. Bush won Florida by only 537 votes out of more than 6 million cast.


30 posted on 07/26/2013 11:19:32 AM PDT by Paleo Conservative (Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they're not really out to get you.)
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