Appeals Court Reinstates Texas Voter ID Law

Jim Vertuno, ABC News, October 14, 2014

A federal appeals court on Tuesday temporarily reinstated Texas’ tough voter ID law, which the U.S. Justice Department had condemned as the state’s latest means of suppressing minority voter turnout.

The ruling by a three-judge panel of the New Orleans-based 5th Circuit Court of Appeals allows the law to be used in the November election, despite a lower judge’s ruling that the law is unconstitutional. The 5th Circuit did not rule on the law’s merits; instead, it determined it’s too late to change the rules for the election.

The judge said the Supreme Court has repeatedly told courts to be cautious about late-hour interruptions of elections. Early voting starts Oct. 20.

“It will be extremely difficult, if not impossible, for the state to adequately train its 25,000 polling workers at 8,000 polling places” in time for the start of early voting, the appeals court wrote.

While some voters may be harmed, the greater harm would come in potentially disrupting an election statewide, the court said.

The NAACP Legal Defense Fund promised a quick appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.

The ruling represents a temporary but key victory for Republican-backed photo ID measures that have swept across the U.S. in recent years. Last week’s ruling from U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos–an appointee of President Barack Obama who likened the law to a poll tax designed to dissuade minorities from voting–remains under appeal.

The Texas law, considered the toughest of its kind in the nation, requires that an estimated 13.6 million registered voters show one of seven kinds of photo identification to cast a ballot. The Justice Department says more than 600,000 of those voters, mostly blacks and Hispanics, lack eligible ID.

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, who had sought an emergency ruling from the conservative-leaning appeals court, is on the ballot as the Republican nominee for governor.


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  • MekongDelta69

    I wonder how our “wise Latina” affirmative-action judge is feeling today?!

    • JackKrak

      I imagine she’s still feeling really good about herself, which was the point all along.

    • TruthBeTold


  • at last a victory.

    • LHathaway

      A victory at the ballet box is still a victory. How much effort does it really take to cast a vote in the anonymity of the voting both?

  • Dave4088

    The victory for law and order will be short lived as the “conservative” Supreme Court will strike it down or gut the law such that it will be rendered meaningless.

    • thegodsofeden

      Mr. Perm…I like that. I like that very much. Am going to use it, if you don’t mind.

      • Dave4088

        Be my guest.

        • thegodsofeden


    • Ron Cheaters

      If the race there is close. They’ll find a “need” to reverse it.

  • Those same dysfunctional minorities need photo ID to cash their welfare and SSDI checks, but they can’t bring them to the polling precincts?

    • thegodsofeden

      In TX, state welfare payments are put on what’s called a “Lone Star” card and I believe federal welfare and SSDI payments are also placed on a similar card. These are used as a debit card, no ID required, just a PIN.

      Living in TX, I can tell you that quite a few of these people work for lawn care, building contractor and maintenance companies. The companies more than likely pay a lower wage, but the workers accept it because they are paid cash. A QT down the road always has day laborers hanging outside waiting for work. If you drive a truck they’ll bum rush you when you pull in, even if only for gas. I don’t patronize it any longer.

    • Breaker Morant

      When I worked at a convenience store–in the Deep South, where I still live–the black customers would instantly chimp when asked for ID for either cigarillos or beer. They didn’t carry ID with them, because they all had felony warrants outstanding. Simian logic told them that if they were pulled over by the Popo and had ID with them, they would be sent to jail. If they were pulled over without ID, they would…simian logic. It was funny as hell to see them pull in to the parking lot, driving their clunkers with thousand dollar rims for each tire, and then see them claim that they did not have a driver’s license.

  • Frank_DeScushin

    The United States, as had been intended by the founders, is long deceased. Now the opinion of a Democrat appointed activist judge routinely overrides legislature enacted or referendum passed laws. The will of the people means nothing as evidenced by the public being vastly in favor of voter ID, restrictions on immigration, and currently a travel ban from West African nations. In each instance the “elites” go against public will.

  • thegodsofeden

    Or from my point, self preservation (no sarcasm).

  • Earl P. Holt III

    The communist party (often referred to as “Democrats”) have a powerful vested interest in allowing nigros to vote as often as they can, and for Illegal Aliens to vote early and often as well.

    ALL Voter Fraud is the United States is by black and brown “Democrats,” and it is a MAJOR electoral tactic by the new communist party (AKA “Democrats”)…

  • John Smith

    The grip on common sense dialogue by the filthy creatures in the anti-white media cabal is simply amazing.

    I have never heard a person state on TV –

    “You need photo id for simple things in society; purchase cigarettes, go to a bar/casino, use a credit card, fly on an airplane, etc. How in the world can it be anything but good to require photo id to vote in an election?”

    • SentryattheGate

      The Latino community has easy access to good counterfeiters, who make such good fake ID that the cops usually can’t even detect it! Remember, that’s where some of the 9/11 Arab terrorists got there faked IDs! We’re gonna have more problems with Latinos than we have with blacks–as if that isn’t enough!!! Lord help us!

  • Luca

    Not only do I distrust black and brown voters but I especially distrust black and brown poll workers who have been coached by their Alinskyite handlers.

  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    The Justice Department says more than 600,000 of those voters, mostly blacks and Hispanics, lack eligible ID.

    Yet none of them have any problem with IDs -sometimes several of them – when it comes to accessing food stamps, cashing checks, Section 8 housing, EITC, WIC and every other government benefits.

    The ruling by the New Orleans-based 5th Circuit Court of Appeals temporarily blocks last week’s ruling by U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos in Corpus Christi, who determined the law unconstitutional and similar to a poll tax designed to dissuade minorities from voting.

    There is some democrat operative shopping around right now for a commie/leftist judge like this racist Mexican judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos to file an injunction against this until SCOTUS can block it before the election.

    Anyone too stupid to fill out a simple ID form should not be voting.

    • TruthBeTold

      Anyone too stupid to fill out a simple ID form should not be voting.

      I agree.

      Registration should be at least 5 business days. No same day, provisional voting.

      If you’re not aware of the voting rules it’s likely you aren’t politically savvy.

      They want same day voting and open enrollment so they have the chance of flooding the system at the last minute and throwing an election into disarray.

    • bilderbuster

      What’s the deal with the picture of the White guy?
      National Socialists had strong rules against non-Germans voting and voter fraud.
      Germans also had no problem with showing their ID if asked politely.

      • Bon, From the Land of Babble

        OK, we already know the black/Hispanic and other non-White vote was and is monolithic for Democrats, especially for anti-Whites like the vile Obama.

        However, a lot of IDIOT Whites voted for Obama in ’08 and ’12

        White Vote for Obama:

        2012: 72% of electorate: Obama 39%

        2008: 74% of electorate Obama 43%

        The White vote for extreme anti-Whites like Obama should be 0%.

        I am far more angry at moron Whites who vote for anti-Whites that seek to dispossess whites of their land and resources and make Whites a small, hated minority.

        Only a brain-dead White moron with a suicide fetish would vote for – and continue to vote for – an anti-White who seek to genocide the White Race.

        • bilderbuster

          I feel the same about the White vote but who did Whites really have representing them on the Republican ticket?
          Juan McAmnesty wanted to start more wars than Bush and Mittens Romneycare said his first state visit would be to Israel and he would take the advise of Bibi Nutenyahoo baout what to do with Iran and Syria.
          Both were for open borders and except for being even more pro-war than Obola the only real difference was the rhetoric.
          Many Whites stayed home because both parties are controlled by the Tribe and politics is just show biz to them.

          • Bon, From the Land of Babble

            Amen. Both parties are anti-White. George Wallace was not wrong when he said there isn’t a dime’s worth of difference between the two parties.

            The spineless, chicken s*** GOP sits quietly by while ebola is flown into the U.S. by the planeload and paralytic enterovirus 67 freely comes up through the southern border with fast-breeding, backwards 4th world immigrants.

            They do not represent our interests; neither party does.

  • dd121

    Some temporary sanity on display here (until the left gets it undone).

  • archer

    I’m tired of Hispanic whining, there is a federal ID law in Mexico that requires you to have a virtually fool proof type of ID, the Hispanics know this and yet they complain about us wanting to do the same thing.

  • It’s racist to require ID!!!…

    No, it is the law. Anyone under 25 who has tried to buy alcohol knows that.

  • Peter Connor

    I hope SCOTUS doesn’t interfere at the last moment…..