Skip to comments.Federal appeals court orders changes to Texas voter ID law
Posted on 07/20/2016 12:48:16 PM PDT by ColdOne
AUSTIN, Texas A federal appeals court ruled Wednesday that Texas' strict voter ID law violates the Voting Rights Act and ordered changes before the November election.
The ruling from the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals instructs a lower court to make changes that fix the "discriminatory effect" of the 2011 law, but to do so in a way that disrupts this year's election season as little as possible.
President Barack Obama's administration took the unusual step of deploying the weight of the U.S. Justice Department into the case when it challenged the law, which requires Texas residents to show one of seven forms of approved identification. The state and other supporters say the Texas law prevents fraud. Opponents say it discriminates by requiring forms of ID that are more difficult to obtain for low-income, African-American and Latino voters.
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“...which requires Texas residents to show one of seven forms of approved identification.”
EBT Card? WICC Voucher? SNAP Card?
Wisconsin just got screwed over on Voter ID, too.
How I loathe these pukes, legislating from the bench.
Are low-income, blacks and hispanics so incapable of getting ID to allow them to vote? I would be so damn insulted.
Ignore it and ask for the Supreme Court to hear it as an emergency before Election Day
Frankly, this Federal government and court system needs to go.
Heads on Pikes or we lose our Nation.
Won’t work. At best, the Supremes deadlock 4-4 and this absurd judicial fiat that Black people are too stupid to be able to get an ID stands. Texas should outright defy and disregard this illegal fiat.
Yes, ignore it. Get a stay while an appeal to USSC is prepared. But slow-walk it until Trump can get his SJC nominee(s) in.
[Ignore it and ask for the Supreme Court to hear it as an emergency before Election Day]
It will be ruled 4-4 and the appeals court decision would remain.
Now you know why Scalia’s “untimely” death seems so convenient to liberals now???
You have to have a valid ID to get approved for EBT.
Everyone on EBT , ergo, already HAS a valid ID.
sub normal intellegence folks can’t summon up the brain cells to get an ID but can have theirhand guided to the voting machine lever
I guess Julio Mohammed Marlboro can just show up with a pack of smokes.
Send the Texas Rangers over to preclude implementation of the “order”.
Governor Abbot/Donald Trump, please pick up the white courtesy phone!
Take a county in Tex. and round up all of those who can’t get an ID. Ax them to ‘splain xactly why they can’t. Make the Judge find them.
Team Hillary/Soros is setting up for a massive illegal alien invasion at the polls. Who didn’t see THIS coming, LIKE 8 YEARS AGO?
<>Heads on Pikes or we lose our Nation.<>
Article V first.
Equality under the law. The law applies the same to everyone. They should be required to “show harm” has happened. I thought that was the standard.
They cannot demonstrate harm yet they KNOW there’s fraud that would be stopped.
Simply disgusting partisan ruling.
So how does Caitlyn Jenner register to vote? BTW He’s a Republican.
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