Obama Injustice Dept blocks Texas voter ID law

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A more fitting name for the Obama administration’s Justice Department is the U.S. Department of Injustice.

Just as it had done with a similar law in South Carolina, the Obama Injustice Department is blocking a new photo ID law for voters in Texas, on the grounds that the law would be “discriminatory by design” against Hispanic voters.

Thomas Perez

FoxNews.com reports, March 12, 2012, that Assistant Attorney General Tom Perez, head of the civil rights division of Obama’s Injustice Dept., wrote a a 6-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% of Hispanic voters in Texas reportedly lack state-issued identification.
Perez wrote 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% of them are Hispanic. “According to the state’s own data, a Hispanic registered voter is at least 46.5%, and potentially 120%, more likely than a non-Hispanic registered voter to lack this identification.”
Perez also opined that while Texas’ lawmakers offered to make election identification certificates available to protect low-income voters who don’t already have any ID, the documents are not free, and it creates the additional burden of traveling to a driver’s license office, undergoing an application process that includes fingerprinting and finding supporting documentation to prove one’s identity. Obama’s Injustice Department argued that the Texas law creates an undue hardship on Hispanic populations that don’t have the means to get a vehicle, live extremely far from a driver’s license office or can’t make it during the offices’ limited operating hours.
Texas is the second state to have its voter ID law challenged.
Obama’s Injustice Department already blocked a similar law from taking effect in South Carolina — the first time a voter ID law was rejected by the department in nearly 20 years. South Carolina sued Eric Holder in response, arguing that enforcement of its new law will not disenfranchise any voters.
Congressman Lamar Smith (R-Texas), chair of the House Judiciary Committee, said the Texas law was based on an Indiana law that was upheld by the Supreme Court:
“Voter ID laws help ensure the integrity of our elections and protect the rights of lawful voters. If citizens are required to show ID in order to open a bank account, cash a check, drive a car or board a plane, how much more important is it to show ID in order to exercise one of our most valuable democratic rights? This is an abuse of executive authority and an affront to the citizens of Texas. It’s time for the Obama administration to learn not to mess with Texas.”

Notwithstanding his contorted reasoning, Perez has not explained why a voter photo ID law would be “discriminatory” specifically against Hispanics.
The Obama administration effectively is saying that, among the many races and ethnic groups in America, only Hispanics would have a problem producing photo ID proof of their U.S. citizenship and voting eligibility. (Dang, there’s that “eligibility” word again!)
Isn’t that another way of admitting that some or many Hispanic “voters” are not U.S. citizens but illegal aliens who should not be voting?

H/t beloved Grouchy


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0 responses to “Obama Injustice Dept blocks Texas voter ID law

  1. If we remain on this course, no one will have an ID. Just a herd of blank faces under the care of the U.S. Farm Bureau.

  2. Well, these are the same folk who cheered on the reprehensible attacks on Sarah Palin, but become self-righteous when a woman who demands we pay for her birth control as an unmarried woman who wants to have sex with men she just met at a bar is called a name by Rush Limbaugh. Selective morality. Hypocrites. Liars. Thieves. And they’re not above murder, either. Advocate the killing of babies. But, they feign moralistic self-righteousness because people not from this country might be “discriminated against” if there was an ID law?? Ummmm… that’s the point. We WANTED TO DISCRIMINATE!! WE WANTED TO DIFFERENTIATE BETWEEN CITIZENS AND ILLEGAL ALIENS — MOST OF WHICH ARE HISPANIC!! YES!! WE WANTED TO DISCRIMINATE!! lol Their fake moralism is bizarro world. It’s not moralism. It’s fascism wrapped in the flag of multiculturalism.

  3. Hey news flash to the Latinos: get some %&$*ing identification and then we won’t have a higher percentage of hispanics without ID than other races! They WANT racism when it benefits them, but when we try to balance the scales and take away their unfair advantage over us then WE are the “racists.”
    Kinda like if somebody reached into your pocket and stole $20, then you grabbed the $20 right back and they accused YOU of being the thief.
    That comic is a scream by the way, especially how ugly the illegal immigrant is!

  4. Then I get having to produce a photo for a federal passport is discriminatory as well? Hypocrites. You can see right through this little game they are playing.

  5. Demo-rats need the voters (and as often as they can) for 2012. ¡La Migra chupas! of course.

  6. Ok, they do not have to show identification, but we have to press 1 for English?
    We have a friend that is Hispanic, and he worked hard to aquire his citizenship. He also paid a lot to make it happen. (gas to drive 8 hrs away, 1 way…5 different times, hotel rooms for 2 nights per visit…and then 3 meals a day….for him and his wife both to become legal). He told us that things like this infuriate him. He also has a huge problem with illegals b/c he says that the majority of illegal aliens DO NOT WANT to be LEGAL citizens. (they can have their cake and eat it too.) He says that the ones that want citizenship, will do anything to make it happen….the ones that do not, do not WANT to be considered AMERICANS…One illegal couple just remodeled a huge home here and have 2 brand new vehicles….but anyone could do this if they were not obligated to pay taxes!
    My bro graduated w/a boy, illegal alien and he can’t even speak Spanish. Lived here since he was a yr old. He doesn’t want it. Tells u who they will vote for! I just LOVE these Politicians telling us Southern (Border) States how to handle a problem that they do NOT deal with every single day. Idiots!!

  7. Thank you, Grouchy and Dr. Eowyn for this informative post. I agree with DCG’s analysis. Why should we have a photo ID for a passport? Wouldn’t that be discriminatory as well? Their logic is inconsistent and they know it. It is really sickening.

  8. NAACP took this issue to the U.N. (United Nations) yesterday! They want them involved in Texas’s Voting Laws…


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