3/12/2012

Holder Justice Dept. Calls TX Voter ID Law Discriminatory

Posted by Brian
The Holder Justice Department is once again trampling on state's rights.  True to form, the argument is that requiring voters to prove their identity before voting will disenfranchise minorities in disproportionate numbers. In this case it is Hispanic voters who they say will be affected, as registered Hispanic voters are more than twice as likely to to not have a photo ID.
Well, why might that be? Mmm? How many of the registered voters who do not have valid ID should actually be ineligible to vote (not legal citizens).  It shouldn't matter who the person registering is, what their ethnicity or race: to ensure fair elections a person should have to prove that they are the person listed on the registration rolls.
For being the first post-racial administration, race seems to factor into nearly everything that the Holder Justice Department does.

Justice Dept opposes Texas voter ID law
By PETE YOST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department's civil rights division on Monday objected to a new photo ID requirement for voters in Texas because many Hispanic voters lack state-issued identification.

Texas is the second state in recent months to become embroiled in a court battle with the Justice Department over photo ID requirements for voters.

The Justice Department said Texas officials failed to show that the newly enacted law has neither a discriminatory purpose nor effect.
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