WASHINGTON — For the second time this week, a federal court here has blocked a Texas election law as discriminatory under the Voting Rights Act.
A three-judge federal court said Texas may not enforce its strict voter identification law, ruling it would discriminate against poor and minority voters and have the effect of barring them from voting.
The judges said the new law would require tens of thousands of registered Texas voters who are poor and do not drive cars to travel to a state motor vehicle office in hopes of obtaining the required state photo ID card. And one-third of Texas counties do not have a Department of Public Safety (DPS) office, they noted.
In a unanimous opinion, Judge David Tatel noted that about 13% of the state’s black voters, and 7% of its Latinos, do not have an automobile in the household. And the state drivers’ license offices are not open on weekends.
“Poorer citizens, especially those working for hourly wages, will likely be less able to take time off work to travel to a DPS office,” Tatel said. “A law that forces poorer citizens to choose between their wages and their franchise unquestionably denies or abridges the right to vote.”
Well of course they did. We all know it is way too hard and too expensive to get a picture ID these days if you're poor, black, or hispanic. I mean, that is what they're saying right
Personally, if I were poor, black, or hispanic I'd give them the middle finger for thinking so little of me.
Thats nice... but personally you dont speak for them so dont bother. White republicans sure love to play this card a lot how minorities must hate all progressive policy, because if they magically turned into a poor minority overnight they would just bootstrap their way up in our glorious free market.
Perhaps you should actually try to read the article next time before copy and pasting from your list of catch phrases
“Even the most committed citizen, we think, would agree that a 200- to 250-mile round trip — especially for would-be voters having no driver’s license — constitutes a substantial burden on the right to vote,” said Judge David Tatel in unanimous opinion.
Out of curiosity how are these poorer citizens, those working for hourly wages, able to get employed? Do they not have to provide some valid form of ID in order to get a job?
So if your employer required you to drive 200-250 miles to pick up a piece of plastic you wouldnt want gas compensation or time compensation?
Wow. People must treat you like a doormat.
I believe there was a report already done that stated there is not a driver's licensing center that is further than 45 miles from any location in the state. That is also worst case scenario.. when you go to larger cities you'll find 4+ all in different areas of the city (usually N,S,W,E and a center).
Are you complaining also that many people have to drive to get different types of entitlements.. welfare, unemployment etc.. ?
“The media's the most powerful entity on earth. They have the power to make the innocent guilty and to make the guilty innocent, and that's power. Because they control the minds of the masses." -Malcolm X-
Per the site:
Acceptable List B Documents for persons under age 18 who are unable to present a document listed above:
School record or report card
Clinic, doctor or hospital record
Day-care or nursery school record
Social Security Card or Birth Certificate or Green Card.
I'm pretty sure I did read it. You should really stop assuming things. I said that perhaps the state should institute the same ID requirement for voting as they do for employment. Or would that disenfranchise the poor, black, or hispanic population too much as well?
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