Skip to comments.Black woman in rural Texas unable to obtain ID needed to vote, advocates say system is unfair
Posted on 10/05/2021 9:11:29 AM PDT by PROCON
Advocates say voter ID laws could disproportionately impact minorities.
As voters across Texas submitted voter registration applications on Monday, Oct. 4, ahead of the Nov. 2 statewide election, 82-year-old Elmira Hicks was left out.The Oakwood, Texas, native says she hasn't been able to renew her driver's license for more than a year because she has been unable to present the required birth certificate needed to verify her identity.
In the Lone Star State, election laws require voters to present a driver's license, passport, military identification card, citizenship certificate, state election identification certificate or a personal identification card to cast a ballot or register to vote.
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Real nice headline. I guess I missed the part where her skin color was an important part of the problem.
So the media finally found their unicorn ... amazing!
“just another leftist attempt to portray blacks as being too dumb to get an ID.”
One must conclude that blacks are dumb. They vote as a block for Democrats who constantly promise goodies, but deliver misery.
So what do black voters do in return?
It sounds like she is PROVING the DEMOCRATS point that Blacks are too dumb to know how to get ID !! and I’ll bet she’s a DEMOCRAT!
The problem was solved a while ago.
The nursing homes are probably filled with people with that same problem of all races and colors. That is why Democrats like to harvest ballots from them and don’t want anything getting in the way of that.
Social Security also probably can provide documentation.
How did she get a driver’s license?
Hope you posted data to abcnews.go.com the fear of reality ensues.
I am quite sure if she is that old her expired DL would be just fine as identification GEEZE!! Wonder how long it took them to find this ONE woman!! It doesn’t seem to stop dementia ridden patients in nursing homes from voting in droves, wonder how THAT HAPPENS?..
This is a recent requirement. When she got it before, the BC was not required. This has been implemented recently, before about 5 or 6 years ago all you had to do is show your existing license. I lived here for 30 years, just bring the existing one and it was a done deal.
When I moved back from Louisiana, I had to get a BC to get my Texas license, hadn’t seen it in 30 years, cost me 30 bucks I think it was and over a month wait.
I think now once you show your BC, they have it on file and you no longer have to bring it.
Well I say. Ya, and so what… not like she would sway the election outcome… or at least this is what the press says when they find pockets of proven fraudulent voting.
I don’t know that is true. I live in FLorida. I had to go renew my drivers license for the the “real” license that was put into law a few years ago. If I remember correctly, you had to have one of these “real” ID’s in order to fly. I had to have my birth certificate, SS card, marriage license to prove my married name and a bill or other piece of mail with my name and address to prove where I lived. It was ridiculous.
So how did she get her license in the first place?
They aren’t saying she couldn’t get one ever, but that she can’t renew it. So she must have had one before.
Maybe the renewal refusal has nothing to do with her birth certificate.
Maybe she is in too poor health to drive.
Since she had a driver’s license, can’t she get an ID card through DMV? It’s a service for people like her.
And, notice the news people report it but do nothing to help the woman. Like the photographer in Africa who patiently photographed a vulture approaching a starving child.
How can she get social security without having a birth certificate?
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