Voter ID trial opens with Feds warning 1.4 million Texas voters could be disenfranchised
WASHINGTON – A federal trial opened Monday on the legality of Texas’ controversial new voter ID law with the Justice Department warning that the law could disenfranchise more than a million would-be voters, and a top state election official testifying that nearly 300 ballots submitted in May were cast in the name of dead people.
The case is being closely watched nationwide as a test of restrictive voter ID laws.
A Justice Department lawyer, Elizabeth Westfall, argued that the law has the potential to prevent 1.4 million Texans from voting who are eligible but lack the required photo identification — a disproportionate number of them minorities.
Previewing the case the federal government will lay out during the five-day trial, she asserted that the law was enacted over the unified opposition of state lawmakers who represent minority constituents; that it was highly unusual for the state Senate to set aside a rule requiring 2/3 support before bringing a bill to the floor; and that the new law purports to address a problem that is not widespread, in a way that wouldn’t actually curb vote fraud.
This is a topic that LIGHTS ME UP! I mean angry to the core. This is the year 2012; there is NOTHING that you can do without an ID. Here are a few examples;
● Driver’s license
● Buy alcohol
● Buy cigarettes
● Apply for welfare
● Apply for food stamps
● Cash a check
● Purchase a firearm
● Make any large credit card purchase
● Open a bank account
● Rent an apartment
● Be admitted to a hospital
● Get a marriage license
I’m certain there are other things that Americans do that requires an ID. I just don’t understand how having to produce an ID to vote once every couple of years, is somehow a problem, and, as some try to claim, is *racist*. Talk about the duplicity of the Democrats.
Oh, wait, that 1.4 million Texas voters that could be disenfranchised are either DEAD or, in many cases, ILLEGALS and not entitled to vote anyway.
I have heard so many excuses for not having a photo ID;
● I don’t drive
● I can’t drive
● I don’t have a way to go get a license to drive
● No habla gringo
The list of excuses for not having a photo ID are numerous, and lame, to say the very least. You don’t have to possess a driver’s license, you don’t have to drive, all you have to do is show up at the DMV with some form of ID, a birth certificate, 2 or 3 bills IN YOUR NAME that can verify your address and so forth.
You don’t have a way to get to the DMV? You find a way to get to bingo, the store, the bar, the park, whatever the case may be. If you want a legitimate photo ID, well, where there is a will there is a way.
Unless the *no habla gringo* part comes into play, OR, you can’t get an ID to use when you vote because you’re a DEAD DEMOCRAT … just sayin’.
When it comes to an ID card, a pictured ID card to be used as proof of self when you vote, like the ‘old folks’ used to say; that old dog won’t hunt! And if you’ll notice, it’s the Dems that are raising all the hell about voter ID.
You don’t suppose the Dems are trying to run some ILLEGAL votes in there do you?