Black People Politics : Federal court says Texas voter ID violates Voting Rights Act

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  1. Clyde C Coger Jr

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    Federal court says Texas voter ID violates Voting Rights Act


    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal appeals court ruled Wednesday that Texas' voter ID law has a "discriminatory" effect on minorities in a victory for President Barack Obama, whose administration took the unusual step of bringing the weight of the U.S. Justice Department to fight a wave of new ballot-box restrictions passed in conservative statehouses ...


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    In this Feb. 26, 2014 file photo, an election official checks a voter's photo identification at an early voting polling site in Austin, Texas. A federal trial opens Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014, that will decide the fate of one of the nation’s most stringent voter ID laws. A judge will hear arguments on whether the law safeguards ballot integrity or discriminates against minorities by imposing a mandate that suppresses turnout. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

    http://news.yahoo.com/federal-court-strikes-down-discriminatory-texas-voter-id-182619778.html

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    The Supreme Court hasn't been too kind to these rulings





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    Yeah, especially when they invalidate the maun part of the voting rights act last year. Looking back now, that seemed to be a prelude to what is going on today with these cops. It seems they want to bring back the old days.

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    They can no longer grow enough white kids. So, now they want to cull the herd





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    Clyde C Coger Jr
    I see your already on top of this story.
    Those crooks were at it again. They never quit.. what's Next... they will attempt redraw states lines. lol

    The Wednesday decision was a victory for the president, who has directed the Justice Department to try to beat back a movement in several Republican-led state governments to implement ballot-box restrictions.

    Democrats and civil rights advocates have been fighting the Texas law since it was passed in 2011. After early success, opponents of the law had to change tactics when the U.S. Supreme Court in 2013 struck down a key provision of the landmark Voting Rights Act.

    That decision invalidated a section of the law that forced certain state and local governments to get clearance from the federal government before it changed voting laws.
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    Texas was then free to enforce its law, which requires one of seven forms of approved identification, a list that included concealed carry licenses but not a college student's university ID. Proponents said would reduce ballot fraud.

    The Justice Department and its allies then turned to another section of the Voting Rights Act, arguing that the Texas law discriminated against minority voters.

    A lower court ruled the Texas law was discriminatory, but the decision came so close to the 2014 mid-term elections that the state was allowed to keep the law in place.

    On Wednesday — a day before the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act — the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, in New Orleans, agreed with the lower court.

    "Today's ruling is a victory for every Texas voter. Once again, the rule of law agrees with Democrats. The Republican voter ID law is discriminatory," Texas Democratic Party Chairman Gilberto Hinojosa said in a statement.
     
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    That is really true.

    What they really would like to do is have ( a RACE WAR or ) another Civil War!
    Republicans don't care about the poor southern whites, and Evangelist they rile up. They are pawns and not intelligent enough to know they are being played. having so much animosity toward African Americans, those southern gentleman.. lol
    Get ready for anythang they are told will benefit Blacks. Then when the flood washes them off the banks or into the swamps they live near. where is that old faithful Republican that they gave an ear?

    How does a magician get away with slight of hand, the same way Republicans do in this land.
    Either create a distraction to have everyone and the media look here. While the other hand is going to sign a bill to slip thru.
     
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    Why A Victory For The Voting Rights Act In Texas Feels More Like A Defeat

    Voting-rights advocates only scored a half-win in a case that could have breathed new life into the Voting Rights Act.



    ... On Wednesday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit ruled that Texas’ Senate Bill 14, which requires voters to show photo ID when voting in person, had a “discriminatory effect” on minority voters and thus violated Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act. But the court rejected the claim that the Texas Legislature had a “discriminatory purpose” when it passed the law, a determination the court said requires more “contemporary evidence” that legislators intended to discriminate against black and Latino voters ...

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry...id=txtlnkusaolp00000592&kvcommref=mostpopular


     
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    Voter ID is discriminatory -- against illegal immigrants! That is the purpose. However if any here want to have non American citizens voting in your elections when they line up to do that, and I even saw one turned away in Cali who argued she was there to vote, and she was old enough to know she wasn't a citizen, fine, open voting rights to whoever sneaks into this country and lose control of your vote to somebody who wants to corrupt our voting system for Mexico, Honduras and anywhere in the world. Already in one city there are two illegal immigrants sitting as councilors on a board, we've been hearing on the news. Don't you think it would be better if those two were black Americans representing Black citizens with Black needs, not people who push their way into line ahead of those trying to get here legally and those who really are American?

    Remember I posted a comment where I overheard a conversation between Mexicans in a barber shop saying they were going to take back America by moving into this country by pure mass of numbers. That was several years ago, and look where we are today. Are illegal Mexicans going to be for Black Americans or for Mexicans? Does anyone know where we stand on that today? What is the population of just illegal Mexicans in the States now alone compared to 13% Black Americans last I heard? What's the solution?
     
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    Your correct. Yes Voter ID is discriminatory.


    But Republicans are not targeting illegal immigrants as much as they are working to retard African Americans from participating in this process. The object is to make it so daunting, time consuming and hard that many people regardless of race will just not attempt to participate. Black men and women that have a criminal record cant vote, many cant get a license. Loose immediately as they are being arrested the right to vote.

    How arbitrary is that? A right of a citizen nullified by a law that I do not recall ever being challenged in the so called Supreme Court of the land. If it has been debated and lost. Then it needs to challenged again.
     
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    For those who don't have a driver's license, go to the same MVD and get an ID.

    For those who are criminals, I'm wondering what they would vote for. Isn't that an interesting question? Are they going to vote for law and order or against it? Are they going to join an Home Owners Association and vote down security cameras as being unattractive? I think it is a trust issue.

    Thanks for your reply
     
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