Radical Adminsitration Blocks Voter ID Law in Texas… It Might Be Racist

Is it November yet?
The Obama Administration blocked the new voter ID law in Texas, saying the law may be racist.
FOX News reported:

The Justice Department is objecting to a new photo ID law in Texas for voters, saying the state has failed to demonstrate that the the law is not discriminatory by design against Hispanic voters.

The department’s head of the civil rights division, Tom Perez, wrote a a six-page letter to Texas’ director of elections saying that Texas has not “sustained its burden” under Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act to show that the new law will not have a discriminatory effect on minority voters. About 11 percent of Hispanic voters reportedly lack state-issued identification.

Perez wrote that while the state says the new photo ID requirement is to “ensure electoral integrity and deter ineligible voters from voting” the state “did not include evidence of significant in-person voter impersonation not already addressed by the state’s existing laws.”

Perez added that the number of people lacking any personal ID or driver’s license issued by
the state ranges from from 603,892 to 795,955, but of that span, 29-38 percent of them are Hispanic.

“According to the state’s own data, a Hispanic registered voter is at least 46.5 percent, and potentially 120.0 percent, more likely than a non-Hispanic registered voter to lack this identification,” Perez wrote.

“Even using the data most favorable to the state … that disparity is statistically significant,” he said.

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  • A_Nonny_Mouse

    “… “According to the state’s own data, a Hispanic registered voter is at least 46.5 percent … more likely than a non-Hispanic registered voter to lack this identification,” Perez wrote. ”
    = = = = = = =

    Is that because the “Hispanic registered voter” is more likely to *NOT* be a citizen, and possibly *NOT* even a legal resident? Inquiring minds want this followed up….

  • Patty

    They need illegal votes, dead people, double voting, Mickey mouse politics. What galls me is that the years of voting and the years of fraud and one judge, a liberal or whatever can deny ID’s they have been in our state and seem to be giving me some relief, but in other states I fear this election will be riveted with fraud.

    Just a real embarrassment for the Nation. Where is the Justice. Our founding fathers are rolling over in their graves for the umteeth time.

  • retire05

    Ummmm. I live in Texas, and when I go to Blockbuster I see no shortage of Hispanics renting movies there. Odd, considering that in order to open a Blockbuster account, I had to provide a photo I.D. AND A VALID CREDIT CARD. Is Blockbuster a racist group now? How about HEB that requires a photo I.D. when you pay for your groceries with a check? Or the fact that to apply for any social services in Texas, you must have a valid I.D.?

    Good luck with that goal, Mr. Perez. Perhaps you can show all those poor Hispanic voters in Texas without some form of I.D., i.e. driver’s licenses, state welfare cards, etc. that can all be tracked through state agencies. Getting an I.D. is Texas is hard only if you are an illegal.

    No voter fraud in Texas? Hell, you can go on YouTube and watch a woman tell how she mined votes for a Democrat in South Texas.

  • retire05

    My guess is that this law suit (along with the Democrats push to prevent Texans from voting in the GOP primaries until June, just 5 days before the TxGOP convention) is right up the King Street Patriots alley. The KSP has documentation of voter fraud that was massive in Shiela Jackson Lee’s district, along with districts in South Texas.

    Eric Holder, meet Katherine Englebright.

  • Patty

    The voting laws after 08 should have been their first clue and here we are another election of fraudulence and it is preposterous and unthinkable this is happening again.

    Disgusting. Voting laws must be changed but with Democrats in Washington and states taking marching orders I suppose here we are again, feeling we just can’t win.

  • 2klbofun

    Well, if you look at the law through the lens of Critical Race Theory, its obviously racist. Just ask Soledad.

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  • NeoKong

    Will no one defy him…?

  • coolidgerules

    Hopefully, Perry will make them enforce it. Just continue business as usual. There is a proven 3 year history from this communist cabal of ignoring laws they do not want to enforce. Or openly violating the ones they can’t ignore. Gonna be a long, hot summer folks. All part of the plan to TRY and wear you down.

  • Therese

    I know for a fact that a woman from the Democrap party went into Retirement homes and
    forged signatures of people who were incapable of voting. I know this because I have a few friends who work at the Election Board. This crap goes on all over the Country.
    Also, You can begin voting 42 Days BEFORE the Nov. 6 Election.
    The Democraps lined up to vote Day after Day after Day after Day after Day after Day
    Leading up to the 2008 Election. It will be the same this year. Do Not convince yourselves that You are WAY Too Busy on Nov. 6 Please Vote. (Obummer out) !

  • nano

    The irony here is most of the states that come under the VRA were because of administrations run by Dems at the time of the infractions.

    Holder also refuses to enforce Section 8 of the VRA which requires purging voter registration lists of deceased,moved or otherwise no longer valid registrations.

  • Joanne

    If the Voter IF Law might be racist, then does it mean that Hispanics don’t have picture ID because they ‘might be’ illegal aliens and the Law would discriminate against illegal aliens? Because that is pretty much what they are saying. How come it isn’t racist against blacks or whites or anyone else? Why is it that blacks and whites can have photo ID, but Hispanics don’t? Crazy.

  • i would bet that the majority of people in the united states are in favor of voter id. if the law requires everyone to have id it is not discriminatory. to say that is a racist lie. the only one that will be discriminated againist will be the frequent voter, the core of the democratic party vote.

  • #3 Retire05,

    You must not be Mexican then. But I’ll bet if a Mexican stands up to the counter he says something or shows something and they go ahead and process the rental. The next time you’re in Blockbuster peer over and look at what it is that Mexican’s ARE showing to get the movie, that seems to require a lot more from you to do the same thing.

    I have no idea where Mr. Perez gets this “notion”, since that’s a word the left uses to describe the Constitution whenever they’re talking about our God given rights to protect our nation from “INVASION” from any enemy both foreign or DOMESTIC, this notion that illegal Mexican aliens deserve to vote in OUR country. What someone needs to tell Mr. Perez that as soon as he identify’s the illegals within the “hispanic” community and mark them where they cannot vote no matter what, then we’ll be glad to allow the American citizen’s who are of Mexican decent and have proper identification, to vote. We just don’t want criminals who have no rights in our country to be allowed to benefit from the rights that citizenship offers for all legal citizen’s of this country.

    Hey, Mr. Perez, why don’t you show us your proper identification so that we know that you are legal, and we’d like to know how many times you have to show your i.d. for your everyday things you have to prove who you are. Don’t you want things to be the way it is for you? Don’t you want things to be “fair” and “equal” just like things are for you? I think you’re the racist in this issue, Mr. Perez, not us who want I.D. voter laws in every state just for these kinds of situations where the left has taken advantage of for decades to CHEAT!!!! AND STEAL ELECTIONS!!!! when following the law or make a law that guarantees that our elections are fair and open.

  • an observer

    The Democrats need voter fraud to even come close to staying in power. Holder is a corrupt hack and the sooner he is out of office and in the slammer the better.

    Let’s recap:

    He allowed “his people” – the New Black Panther Party – to intimidate voters in 2008 by throwing out the charges.

    He allowed guns to be illegally shipped to Mexican drug cartels in direct violation of federal law and international law. He did so in order to create a pretext to trick America into supporting gun control.

    He decided to ORDER every public swimming pool, spa, even wading pools to retrofit and install expensive PERMANENT lifts by rewriting the ADA law.

    Calling him a “partisan hack” is an insult to every Chicago alderman that ever lived.

  • regularguy

    What this is, is the Justice Department trying to void and/or deny you and me OUR right to vote in an election with voter integrity. Where’s our class action lawsuit against the Justice Department for denying us our vote without it being voided by illegal voters, who cannot be burdened by having to produce a photo ID that’s required for hundreds of other transactions?

  • Freddy

    “According to the state’s own data, a Hispanic registered voter is at least 46.5 percent, and potentially 120.0 percent, more likely than a non-Hispanic registered voter to lack this identification,” Perez wrote.

    This is absurd drivel. Since the registration process does not require a photo-id, statistics derived from those numbers are meaningless.

  • GP Fan

    I thought they had to prove it WAS racist in order to stop it. Now we have to prove a negative? Prove it’s NOT racist? Based on that, every law ever passed would have to be proven it’s not this, it doesn’t do that, it wont make this, it wont cause that, etc. This is not how our legal system and gov’t works! In order to stop it, you have to prove there is something wrong with it, not make the lawmakers prove there isn’t!

  • Finncrisp

    It is March, the general is not until November – are we saying no one can get a state ID over the next six months? How do they buy alcohol, get a prescription, or cash a check? This is reediculous.
    Voting and identification go together, there is no discrimination in having any individual identify who the heck they really are, really.

    Tactics to steal elections are what this is all about. Barry is a tool of the late Joe Stalin. Big government Marxists joined at the hip.

  • BlackBush

    We are all f**$%ed. This country is done.

  • Militant Conservative

    Georgia has I.D. Mandatory.

    Obama is not very popular.

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  • democraps suck

    heer odumb$hit has spoken….all illegals all mooslum bro-hood all marxists anybody can vote….hey putin send in your peeps we can drink vodka and let them vote too….most illegal adimn ever and NOTHING is said or done from the repubs…have they all lost their balls

  • Jerry C

    @ #20 BlackBush-“We are all f**$%ed. This country is done.”

    God is in control. God will allow the Anti-Christ to rule for 3 1/2 years. He will even cause the Deception to be greater among the unbelievers because of their rejection of Jesus Christ. The End Times are upon us. Good is called evil and Evil is called good. Up is down and down is up. Right is left and Left is right. This is only the Beginning of Sorrows. We haven’t yet even begun the Great Tribulation of those 3 1/2 years.

    God has told us in advance what will happen so that we don’t lose HOPE. That HOPE will be the 2nd Coming of our Lord & Savior God Almighty Jesus Christ at the end to put a stop to it. This Evil is only temporary. The LUITPOS will have his 15 minutes of fame (or more technicially, 3 1/2 years), but in the end he’ll be thrown into the Lake of Fire. Keep the faith , brother, we will win in the end.


    If 29-38% of registered voters who do not have photo ID are Hispanic, that means the other 60-70% are non-Hispanic. If anyone is being discriminated against, I would say it is non-Hispanic voters with no photo ID. (I’d like to see the statistical report on this one) Also, the state has not proven that the new law does not discriminate? When were we ever required to prove a negative? Oh, I forgot, under the Obama DOJ, that’s when.

  • retire05

    The reason that the DoJ, and Mr. Perez, has chosen to state that it is Hispanics that are not in possession of legal I.D.s is because Texas is now a minority-majority state where a combination of blacks and Hispanics outnumber whites. The Democrats are trying to turn Texas back into a blue state, because of the Texas population (over 25 million).

    Voter fraud has been a problem, especially in the area we call “the valley.” Just ask Henry Bonilla who lost his re-election to Ciro Rodriquez. The problem is that voter fraud is prosecuted on a local level, and some of the blue counties in Texas have Democrats who refuse to prosecute those found committing voter fraud.

    The Texas Voter I.D. law has been brought about because of the Motor Voter Act. People can walk into a driver’s license office, pick up a Motor Voter Registration card, and simply fill it out and mail it in. All it asks is “are you legally allowed to vote” but doesn’t require any proof. Those voter registration cards are then mailed to the address on the MVA postcard, and once sent out, anyone has the ability to use it in the designated district or precinct, consequently allowing illegals to vote.

    I am going to contact True the Vote to see if they are going to include in their next seminar (in April) how to purge voter registration rolls of illegal voters. It can be done, they did it in Harris County, Texas. So anyone who is interested in doing the same in your county, no matter the state, contact True The Vote and get the information on how to purge voter rolls. True the Vote is the group that purged the Recall Walker petitions in Wisconsin with great success.

  • KOW

    I dont know if this has been pointed out,

    From the Census Quick Facts: http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/48000.html

    Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin, percent, 2010 (b) 37.6%

    So makes sense if a large portion of those without ID are Hispanic, like 40% of them will be Hispanic.

    Now lets see those SHOCKER faces again with the INJUSTICE.

  • valerie

    I grew up in Texas, and I don’t know you live there with no form of photo ID. It’s just part of everyday life. Texas is very spread out, and it has very little public transportation. It just does not have big cities like New York, where there are substantial numbers of people who take the subway and busses.

    Further, photo id is routinely required to cash a check, or use a credit card. And, very few people live on a cash-only basis these days. A non-driver photo id costs a whole $16.00

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  • jack

    Mr. Perez says that a large percentage of hispanics don’t have govt. issued ID cards so the law is discriminatory. You put the law into effect and they have until November to go get one. Everyone will have the opportunity to GO GET ONE! So, how is that discriminatory? Or is there some other reason they won’t GO GET ONE?

  • SeniorD

    Two words:

    States Rights

  • you want voter ID laws, let the republican party register 20 million illegal voters. you’ll get voter ID laws in the blink of an eye. even craig will be for it.

    mr. perez seems to be only be concerned about the hispanics, you think he might be a racist.

  • Bob

    Of course they don’t have ID’s-They’re illegals! Therefore they shouldn’t be voting in the first place. Ergo, the discrimination is non-existent. Holder is nothing more than a hate-filled jacka$$ who should be kicked out on his rear immediately. I wouldn’t let this guy run a lemonade stand much less be Attorney General.

  • Peregrine Took, Hobbit S.O.B.

    By the same logic, isn’t it racist for TSA to demand a photo ID when flying out of a Texas airport? Just sayin’.

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  • Sharon

    This is a ridiculous statistic. How can you be more than 100% less likely to have an ID? Isn’t Holder doing this to all the states that have voted in ID laws?

  • Theonlynonhillbillyhere

    You guys talk a lot, yet you say so little. I’m going to find that time machine that dropped you guys off here and blow it up.

  • Theonlynonhillbillyhere

    Why now? Can you hillbillies tell me(don’t hurt your pea sized hillbilly brain) why this is so important NOW? Where was the outcry in past elections? I’m off to the hospital now. Hillbillies make me sick.

  • porthuronpunk

    We are fighting the wrong issue. There is no evidence of widespread voter fraud according to the progressives. However, based on the warning of progressives, there must be evidence of dangerous behavior on the part of the violent, racist tea party and soverign citizen types. So, for the sake of the children, we must demand the security of polling places. If we can spare the pain of only one child, if one of their parents, grandparents or other loved one is injured in polling place violence, the effort will be worth it.
    I suggest a protected space be placed around every polling place. Photo id is required to enter the protected area. You DO NOT need to show ID to enter the polling place, nor to vote, only to enter the secured space around the polling place.
    In the further attempt to protect child, any space catering to children, (schools, community centers, etc) must insist their “All vistors must report to the office- policies remain intact on election day. It is, after all, for the children.

  • Don’t you realize

    # 28 Valerie,
    My Goodness, Valerie, you claim a non- driver ID costs 16.oo, Don’t you realize that cost would likely deprive a low income person a days worth of smokes, beer and lottery tickets. I don’t know if you’re a racist, but you are definately a class warrior. If all you had to look forward to is your daily ration of government cheese, birth contol, and free cell phone access, you’d want to spend “your” money on smokes, beer and lottery tickets and not on some %$^& plastic card.

  • Indianavaja

    It is not a racist measure to show voter ID to vote. Perhaps, it is “racist” for those people who want to use, dead, fake and illegal people to vote. By the way Texas, New Mexico and Arizona are states with a high rate of identity theft. It is not nice to use fake Id’s to gain political advantage, as it is not nice to file your taxes and find out that someone else used you name and social security number to get a tax refund.

  • AuntieMadder

    Perez wrote that while the state says the new photo ID requirement is to “ensure electoral integrity and deter ineligible voters from voting” the state “did not include evidence of significant in-person voter impersonation not already addressed by the state’s existing laws.”

    Without a photo ID with which to compare to the person presenting the voter registration card, how is it possible to know if the presenter of the card is or is not impersonating someone else?

  • don’t you people know how the frequent voter works. you go to the campaign office and they give you a name and a polling place and you go here and vote. you return to the campaign office and they give you another name and polling place and you vote again. you do this all day long and poof your candidate wins. now you want to screw this up with your stupid voter ID?

  • Jack

    Many of our men and women have died to give us the right to vote. I think the least we can do, is to obtain a valid ID. I can not think of any better way to pay homage to these brave souls than to make the voting process as uncomfortable as possible Opponents of this ID law argue that it hasn’t been proven that voting fraud occurs at a level to require ID requirements. I suggest that voting fraud at any amount is deplorable and a slap in the face to our fallen heroes. GO GET AN ID! You have until November.

  • noislamocommie

    City of Houston voters please visit: http://www.stopthemagnet.com
    Citizen-led campaign to bring immigration enforcement to Houston.

  • anti-bho

    “Are You Ready For Some Football”!!
    Interesting account of an “incident” immediately following WWII.

    The Battle of Athens Tennessee 1946 – YouTube