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Court Rejects Texas Republicans


US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Elections, GOP Regime, Voting Rights )

TomCat
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TomCat S. (285)
Friday August 31, 2012, 10:08 am


Ever so gradually, the federal courts and the DOJ are examining the Republican Party’s attempt to deprive qualified Democratic voters of their right to vote, under the guise of voter fraud. As they complete their examinations, they are concluding that Republican voter ID laws are, in fact, discriminatory. The latest case is Texas.
 

TomCat S. (285)
Friday August 31, 2012, 10:09 am
Ever so gradually, the federal courts and the DOJ are examining the Republican Party’s attempt to deprive qualified Democratic voters of their right to vote, under the guise of voter fraud. As they complete their examinations, they are concluding that Republican voter ID laws are, in fact, discriminatory. The latest case is Texas.
 

TomCat S. (285)
Friday August 31, 2012, 10:11 am
Ever so gradually, the federal courts and the DOJ are examining the Republican Party’s attempt to deprive qualified Democratic voters of their right to vote, under the guise of voter fraud. As they complete their examinations, they are concluding that Republican voter ID laws are, in fact, discriminatory. The latest case is Texas.
 

Susanne R. (248)
Friday August 31, 2012, 11:56 am
It's been proven as fact that instances of voter fraud are rare, yet even when their "law requiring voters to show picture ID at the polls was struck down [unanimously] by a three-judge federal panel, who said the state failed to prove the legislation wouldn’t harm low-income and minority voters," Texas legislators refuse to accept that decision. There must be a lot riding on this decision --like the difference between their candidate winning or losing. So now the issue will be sent to the Supreme Court, with its 5-4 Republican majority, where they're more likely to get the ruling that will help put their candidates in office. Well, it wouldn't be the first time the Supreme Court put someone in office --and look where that got us! Republicans create their own reality, and they won't stop fighting until they get exactly what they want.

I'm happy to hear that the results of your nuclear stress test and echocardiogram were normal! In light of the fact that you have COPD, knowing that your cardiac function is normal must certainly make you feel much better!
 

Beverly T. (82)
Friday August 31, 2012, 1:56 pm
In 2010 the voting ratio in Texas fell this way
45 % White
49 % Latino or other
And even though Texas is the home of N.A.S.A.....
It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out what they are truly up to.
National statistics state that by 2050, whites will become the MINORITY.
Voting age comes just 18 years after that....2068
The Republicans are running scared and we need to help them "get on down the road".
 

John B. (215)
Friday August 31, 2012, 4:32 pm
Thanks TomCat for the update. Kudos to the three judge federal panel for the unanimous decision. Next stop the nine in black and we can hope that Chief Justice Roberts will do the right thing.
Glad to hear your tests came back with good news and it is great to see you back "on the job". Read and noted.
 

Yvonne White (232)
Friday August 31, 2012, 5:50 pm
LOL! Right on Beverly!:)
 

pam w. (187)
Friday August 31, 2012, 7:24 pm
Great news on this AND your personal issues!
 

Mary away T. (188)
Friday August 31, 2012, 7:40 pm
Great news, Thanks Tom.
 

Richelle Rausch (43)
Friday August 31, 2012, 9:30 pm
The repubs are just scary. But we still have a chance to overcome them!
 

Edith B. (141)
Friday August 31, 2012, 9:47 pm
Just another attempt to steal an election. So happy for the people of OHIO!
 

Judy C. (106)
Friday August 31, 2012, 10:19 pm
Glad you're doing well with the health issues, TC.

Our elections are turning into such a side show. The sham spectacle is bad enough, and the Republicans are just relentless in thinking up ways to win, ethical or not.
 

Robert O. (12)
Saturday September 1, 2012, 12:40 am
Thanks Tom.
 

Pat A. (117)
Saturday September 1, 2012, 12:44 am
Green star to Beverly T - sorry Susanne - that dratted computer hasn't let up yet!

God bless that honest judge! (And I hope and pray the appeal fails).
 

Lynn Squance (219)
Saturday September 1, 2012, 2:57 am
My understanding of the Texas redistricting is that it won't take effect in time for the 2012 vote. That would mean that Texas will retain the districts of the 2010 vote, right? And this voter ID law slap down is great, but I agree with you TC, extra scrutineers will be needed to ensure that the Republican/Teabaggers don't get nasty at the individual polls. Such nastiness would put the US in the same league as countries that try to intimidate voters with shows of military force.

For Texas, I guess the next stop is SCOTUS. Hmmmm ……..

 

Jennifer C. (172)
Saturday September 1, 2012, 3:43 am
Thanks.
 

John Gregoire (248)
Saturday September 1, 2012, 5:33 am
too bad
 

H Nick H. (1826)
Saturday September 1, 2012, 8:26 am
Thanks for update. Since repubugs can't with the truth, they try to stop people from voting. Win at any cost is what they actually said, and they don't care if they destroy our country in the meantime.
 

Rhonda B. (99)
Saturday September 1, 2012, 9:28 am
Thanks for the update.
 

TomCat S. (285)
Saturday September 1, 2012, 10:12 am
Thanks to all but the one who wants it harder for qualified voters to vote.
 

Michael Kirkby (80)
Saturday September 1, 2012, 10:51 am
Wouldn't it be nice if the days of Tammany Hall and the Kingfish were long gone. Unfortunately the Democrats seem to think padding the voter lists with the long deceased or the family pet; or employing the goons of the Black Panthers are di regeur. Now that isn't to excuse the GOP who have used similar tactics including liars campaign strategies and ads to discredit the issues rather than deal with them. You should be able to vote if you have a valid birth certificate or an American passport or driver's license. One vote should equal one vote. Of course I'm not about to partake of what the politicos are smoking any more than I would drink their koolaid.
 

TomCat S. (285)
Saturday September 1, 2012, 11:39 am
Oh come off it! You're eyes are turning brown. All the voter fraud you claim has been disprove time and time and time again
 

Beverly T. (82)
Saturday September 1, 2012, 11:58 am
Kirkby

These disputed districts are in MY COUNTY/AREA OF TEXAS....NUECES
I LIVE HERE !!!!!
Texas is one of ONLY 9 states that fall under the SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS of Section 2 AND Section 5 of the Voter Rights Act.
A state gets on and STAYS on this short list by PROVABLE REPEATED VOTER DISCRIMINATION.
VOTER FRAUD IS A MYTH
 

TomCat S. (285)
Saturday September 1, 2012, 12:10 pm
Very well said! My sympathies. ;-)
 

Mitchell D. (123)
Saturday September 1, 2012, 12:51 pm
This is excellent!!
 

Beverly T. (82)
Saturday September 1, 2012, 1:03 pm
Actually it is only a partial win for now.
I am having trouble keeping up and explaining it all so here are a couple of the clearer articles I have found.

http://www.star-telegram.com/2012/08/31/4222334/texas-will-use-interim-voting.html

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/30/opinion/discriminatory-purpose-in-texas.html?_r=1&ref=texas

Here's the reasoning for the ID shoot down which also happened.
Note the 250 mile round trips to get ID AND the TIME that would entail for working hours.
Texas is HUGE !!!!! LOL

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/31/us/court-blocks-tough-voter-id-law-in-texas.html?ref=texas
 

Carol H. (229)
Sunday September 2, 2012, 6:42 am
noted, thanks Tom
 

TomCat S. (285)
Sunday September 2, 2012, 9:42 am
Thanks all. Over a year ago, I lost my wallet and had to replace my ID. It took over 6 months and cost over $100.
 

Dave C. (204)
Sunday September 2, 2012, 3:15 pm
good news....for now....here in MN our court is letting a vote on this and the conservatives who wrote the amendment admit they want it to be confusing so people won't think........
 

Beverly T. (82)
Sunday September 2, 2012, 3:27 pm
I am truly afraid for our county.
I just don't know how those Supreme Court Justices can sleep at night
Has anyone looked into THEIR taxes and finances ?????
CITIZENS UNTIED the more destructive to out nation than ANYTHING we have ever had to contend with in our ENTIRE HISTORY !!!!!!!
 

TomCat S. (285)
Monday September 3, 2012, 9:28 am
You are both so right!
 
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