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 Their baseball bat of choice is the outdated Voting Rights Act of 1965.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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