U.S. Suing Texas Over Voter ID Law

United_States_and_Texas_Flags_croppedThe law requiring an ID to vote in Texas was supposedly to prevent voter fraud. It seemed like a reasonable law except for two things: 1) voter fraud is apparently extremely rare and has no effect on state- or nation-wide election; and 2) the law requires voters to pay for a certified copy of their ID.  Opponents see it as a way to discriminate against the poor and minorities.

The law was blocked for almost a year by a court decision, then another decision seemingly let it stand.

It’s interesting to note that leaders among Democrats, who rely on the votes of minorities, are generally opposed to such laws whereas Republicans, who rely on the votes of well-to-do Caucasians, are in favour. Does this come down to representing your constituents, or motivated self-interest?

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/08/22/us-usa-courts-texas-idUSBRE97L0UN20130822

Image of United States and Texas flags is public domain and cropped from the University of Houston Digital Library.

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9 Responses to U.S. Suing Texas Over Voter ID Law

  1. Mr. Hiedler says:

    America vs Texas? Lassen Sie den Krieg zu beginnen! Sieg Heil! Sieg Heil!

  2. Mr. Hiedler (I am not Mr. Heidler, why does this assume I am?) says:

    Oh ! I see. I am not here replying to the article, but to Herr Hiedler’s comment ! Silly me ! Naturaliche, das ist nicht so… sorry again, what was the subject ?

    Oh yes. Voter silliness. In Texas !

    ummm… ur…that is…. uh…,

    I forget. ‘Cept, well, Tejas gets what Tejas wants. Least, that’s what the movie/book says/said. Who am I to argue ?

  3. Pet Girl says:

    Why do they do these things? What good does it do anybody?

  4. TawTew the Naturally Perfumed says:

    Why don’t we let everyone vote who wants to vote? We’re all people and we all have wants and feelings. We all have rights.

  5. Tom T. Trucker says:

    The government needs to stay out of Texas. Texas was its own country and it can be that again.

  6. Rev. Bootie says:

    Treat those Texans like they treat people. Fry them.

  7. Sallie Mae Rogers says:

    Don’t mess with Texas.

  8. moncler manufacturer says:

    This concept was never properly argued. It stems from the lack of the word ‘natural’, as in ‘natural persons’, in the 14th Amendment. It does seem perverted that various justices have gone down the ‘rabbit hole’ rather than reason that in a democracy natural persons vote their choices, and although corporations occasionally have the protections of persons, it does not afford them free speech or voting rights of more than one person, which occurs when money is involved. What happened to common sense on the Supreme Court?

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