Operation Steal the Vote 2012: Dept. of Justice Blocks Texas Voter ID Law

John Hill, Stand With Arizona, March 12, 2012

The Obama Administration continued its assault upon the sacred right to vote, by blocking the Texas’ Voter ID law passed overwhelmingly last year, and signed by Governor Rick Perry (R).

Texas’ common-sense law is intended to make sure that voters prove they are legally authorized to vote by doing what they do every time they want to board an airplane, or take out a library card: show ID.

But the Administration is hell-bent on using (and abusing) every ounce of legal muscle to try and stop states from making sure that illegal voters do not influence the critical elections this year. Their baseball bat of choice is the outdated Voting Rights Act of 1965.

Section 5 of the Act gives the U.S. Department of Justice or the federal courts the authority to review laws that would affect voter  participation before they are enacted. And the DoJ is vigorously using that authority to harass states who have passed Voter ID laws, having already taken on provisions in Arizona and South Carolina, in a clear effort to bury them before the 2012 elections. And now it is Texas’ turn to experience the tyranny and perversion of law we have come to expect from this Administration when it comes to racial politics.

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Under the law, voters in the state would be required to present one of seven types of government-issued photo identification, including a driver’s license, a passport or a concealed handgun permit. Those lacking the ID would be given a provisional ballot, and the voter would have to present an approved document to the registrar’s office within six days after the election.

This is unacceptable to [Civil Rights Division Chief Thomas] Perez:

“Even using the data most favorable to the state, Hispanics disproportionately lack either a driver’s license or a personal identification card. Under the data provided in January, Hispanics make up only 21.8% of all registered voters, but fully 38.2% of the registered voters who lack these forms of identification,” Thomas Perez, head of the Justice Department’s civil rights division, wrote in the letter to Keith Ingram, the director of elections for the Texas Secretary of State.

Uh, ok. But if you want to vote and lack a driver’s license, Texas provides a FREE election ID certificate. Not a problem if you can provide proof that you are truly eligible to vote. Therefore, under the Texas law, only the ridiculously lazy or illegal aliens would be “disenfranchised” by having to provide a photo ID to vote.

But this has nothing to do with ensuring the integrity of our electoral system, and everything to do with enabling voter fraud—to win elections for Democrats that they would otherwise lose.

As Roger Hedgecock proved in his shocking report from the 2010 midterms in California, the Democrat Party is very organized in their voter fraud efforts, registering illegal aliens and felons to vote using “Motor Voter”, and then using shill voters to vote in their name come election time. {snip}

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  • ageofknowledge

    Hey, a vote’s a vote to the Democrats. If it were in their power, they would allow the world to vote right along with American citizens. As it is, they can just try to get the illegals already present in the country to vote for them.

    But then when you’ve already devalued citizenship to nothing but a birth certificate and are trying hard to flood the country with people who have no business being here, don’t like the country, and have no intention of assimilating, why wouldn’t you seek amnesty and to stop the states from requiring voters to be American citizens.

    It’s too bad the red team is just as bad in their own way.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ran-Kelvin/100000674993311 Ran Kelvin

      The democrats have already allowed non-citizens to vote in local elections, search on non-citizen voting in local electtions in Maryland.

  • Hirschibold

    During the 2008 election, a reporter on CNN interviewed an African-American man coming out of a polling place, who said, on live national TV that “It’s time for change,” and “[I] voted a couple of times.” The good guilty white reporter then chuckled and said, “I think that’s against the law, but it’s okay.”

    There is the philosophy of the Left in a nutshell. I think that’s against the law, but it’s okay. Here is the video:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZwng4omanI

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_7TUX5FLXPJULCT66AR6TMN2SZM robert g

    You would think the highest law enforcement office in the land would be happy that measures are being undertaken to make sure American elections are fair and free from fraud. But, not Obama’s Justice Department and you have to ask yourself “why”? And the answer if simple they view potential voter fraud as benefitting Obama and the Democrat Party. The goal of the Democrat Party is one party rule and to marginalize the Republican Party and make it a minority party……forever. They see voter fraud as a key element to that strategy. That’s until they can get amnesty for millions of illegals who they know will be future Democrat voters.  Potential voter fraud allows them to get Democrats in high office now so they can agitate for amnesty later.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FWMCMK6U5OWRHYIYJAF2TPFL2U thomas

    And where are the Republicans? Silence…..

    • GoAway

      Silence….because the Republicans are doing it, too. Neither party is willing to blow the whistle on the other party when it comes to nefarious activity because THEY ARE ALL DOING IT. Period. 

      • http://countenance.wordpress.com/ Question Diversity

        Some might think you’re being glib or hyperbolic, but I don’t.  Black and Hispanic voter fraud is more obvious.  But more subtle is the way that establishment Republicans use fraud to cheat populist or non-establishment Republicans out of electoral wins and successes within Republican primaries.  I am all but certain that Pat Buchanan in 1992 and 1996 and Ron Paul in 2008 and 2012 have had their returns diminished by some sort of voter fraud.

        • http://www.facebook.com/hunter.morrow1 Hunter Morrow

           Not to mention the Supreme Court decision in 2000. Like it or lump it, but Al Gore would have won a statewide Florida recount by 40,000 votes and therefore would have won the popular vote and the electoral college vote and been the President.

          That is, until the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 down partisan Republican/Democrat lines that it was in the best interests of democracy TO NOT COUNT VOTES.

          Republicans and Democrats are monstrously dirty. Sure, the Republicans pulled a fast one to get the presidency and so did the Democracts with JFK’s fraud win. Ohio is one of the GOP’s dirty little playlands and Illinois and California are some of the dirty little playlands of the Democrats.

          • http://countenance.wordpress.com/ Question Diversity

            Actually, Gore would have lost Florida by a noticeable margin.  What happened in Florida was an attempt to steal the election for Gore.  The genesis of the “dimpled chads” and “pregnant chads” were corrupt poll workers after hours loading multiple ballots into the vote-o-matics and trying to punch them all for Gore.  The chads on the ballots toward the top would have perforated all the way through, the middle ballots’ chads would have stayed attached on one side (the hanging chad), and the bottom ballots would have been poked through on paper but no perforation would have detached (the dimpled chad).

            Where did this come from?  Donna Braziele, Gore’s campaign manager, boasted that if Gore was within the margin of error, she could “get five points on the ground.”  Translation:  Black voter fraud.

            In retrospect, though, I sometimes wonder if we would have been better off if Gore was successful in stealing that election.  The only real redeeming quality of the Bush White House was Roberts and Alito.  Otherwise, Gore wouldn’t have started a non-germane war with Iraq in reaction to 9/11, Gore would have fought Afghanistan from the outside and not tried to march boots on the ground to try to “democracy project” it (or if he did, he would have treaded a lot more lightly).  Republicans in Congress would have acted a lot better, i.e. more conservatively, because they wouldn’t have had to poodle along with their party’s President’s neo-liberalism.  Yeah, Gore was open borders, but so was Bush.

            Overall, it’s kind of a push.

      • Frank

        Evidence?

  • The_Bobster

    Holder will go after Pa. next:

    http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2012/03/14/pa-legislature-passes-controversial-voter-id-card-mandate/

    Let’s hope every state passes a similar bill.

    • Anan7

      This whole argument is based on the moot point that Hispanics belong here in the first place!  Wouldn’t shipping them back by the millions solve this crisis?

      Just remember that if voting actually made a difference it would have been banned a long time ago, just like they’ve banned videotaping police and owning military-grade weapons (cf. National Firearms Act of 1934, Gun Control Act of 1968, etc.).

      I think it’s more likely than not that the voting is rigged to begin with.  Look at how badly Ron Paul is doing.

      • http://countenance.wordpress.com/ Question Diversity

        Re Ron Paul:  Don’t get me wrong, I think he did somewhat better in reality that the “reported” numbers suggest.  But let’s not fool ourselves at the same time:  Some of the disappointing numbers are his own fault, due to self-inflicted damage  (egalitarian responses to the newsletter nontroversy), that even the Republican voting public just can’t grok pure libertarianism, the campaign of eliminationist hate waged against him by neo-con talk radio, and one unfortunate factor beyond his control:  76 years old.

        Really, I wouldn’t call RP 2012 disappointing, more like a successful failure.  In most states so far, he has doubled, tripled, and sometimes more, his take from the same states in 2008.

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  • MissBonnie123

    I believe that the Obama Administration knows it lost the White vote(yes, some Whites will vote for Obama, but many that did before will not). This is why his administration is determined to allow the illegal aliens to vote.

    If this is not stopped, Obama will be reelected because people who have no business being in America will have helped in reelecting him.

  • Hirschibold

     That is always where the chink in the liberal armor lies. Take Rachel Maddow, her MSNBC cronies, and the likes of Tim Wise. They will criticize someone like Rush Limbaugh, but remain mum on someone like Sharpton. Why? Because they hold Limbaugh to the same standard as them, while they consider Sharpton racially inferior to them, which is why they hold him to a lower standard.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/GJK5RNFEBTEPUYBUDEH46GVQEQ Zach

    This is going to the supreme court and this is not good for obama. They turned down the 

  • quick_quip

    Holder’s ironic violation of the 14th Amendment.

  • Frank

    A few years ago the Supreme Court upheld an Indiana law very similiar to Texas’.  Holder knows this but hopes to keep any Texas appeal tied  up in court past the election so he can steal the election for Obama.  That is the only way he can win.

  • Frank

    There are no white Democrats who have benefitted from legal or  illegal immigration?

  • ageofknowledge

    81% of all new jobs in Texas currently go to foreign workers (illegal and legal) bypassing unemployed American citizens.

    http://www.cis.org/immigrants-filled-most-new-jobs-in-Texas

    1 new international migrant worker currently enters the U.S. every 46 seconds and takes one of those new jobs they’ve been crowing about on the news recently instead of an American citizen.

    http://www.census.gov/population/www/popclockus.html

    Additionally, the U.S. Labor Bureau’s Office of Foreign Labor Certification is busy importing foreign workers on visa to displace American workers and take those new jobs also.

    http://www.foreignlaborcert.doleta.gov/annual_report.cfm

    When we add U.S. population growth to the mix (little Americans grow up to be big Americans that need to work), it looks like we have a job deficit for American citizens occurring not a recovery.

    http://www.census.gov/compendia/statab/cats/population.html

    The elitist and corporate owned mainstream media blatently misrepresented “new job growth* figures as some kind of an American recovery to the American people when 1/2 the jobs are going to foreign labor and the other half aren’t even keeping up with population growth.

    Plus, the calculations themselves aren’t the same ones used under Carter. If we were to use the calculations used under Carter, ours would be just as bad as his were.

    And about 99% of the American people don’t seem to care or notice. No wonder the 1% are just taking over everything and displacing them.