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Old 08-05-2015, 10:25 PM
 
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Even the third world hell hole that I migrated from had Voter ID.

Surprised that a first world country like US is struggling to enact a basic law. I guess Democrats will do anything to get free votes from illegals.
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Old 08-05-2015, 10:26 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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Even the third world hell hole that I migrated from had Voter ID.

Surprised that a first world country like US is struggling to enact a basic law. I guess Democrats will do anything to get free votes from illegals.
Was it a state or federal ID that you had?
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Old 08-05-2015, 10:29 PM
 
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Illegals can't vote, nor are they counted in voter turnout. It is the red blooded Americans that live in Texas that doesn't bother to vote in even their own local and state elections.
Did you read the post? All you have to do in Texas is check a box on the registration form that says "Yes, I'm a citizen." You don't have to be a citizen to register - you just have to say you are.

No one's going to check - that's the point!
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Old 08-05-2015, 10:30 PM
 
Location: Middle of the Pacific Ocean
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The law was not struck down. Actually read the opinion. The Court, while ruling that the law had a discriminatory effect, ruled that the lower court inappropriately ruled that the Texas Legislature had a discriminatory intent in passing the law. As a result, the 5th Circuit sent the law back to the lower court for further analysis/consideration on this issue. If the lower court finds discriminatory intent (which is unlikely given the parameters set out by the 5th Circuit), then the law is invalidated. If, however, only discriminatory effect is upheld, then the 5th Circuit made clear that the appropriate remedy isn't invalidating the law, but expanding the number of acceptable forms of ID. Stop relying on left wing rags and actually read the opinion itself!
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Old 08-05-2015, 10:34 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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Did you read the post? All you have to do in Texas is check a box on the registration form that says "Yes, I'm a citizen." You don't have to be a citizen to register - you just have to say you are.

No one's going to check - that's the point!
So basically Texas might have a bigger problem, Texans don't care about registering to vote and illegals like to register to vote with no plans to vote. Therefore by your logic, even less Texans care about voting, even in their own local and state elections.
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Old 08-05-2015, 10:36 PM
 
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So basically Texas might have a bigger problem, Texans don't care about registering to vote and illegals like to register to vote with no plans to vote. Therefore by your logic, even less Texans care about voting, even in their own local and state elections.
Good grief. Like discussing the weather with an infant.
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Old 08-05-2015, 10:36 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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The law was not struck down. Actually read the opinion. The Court, while ruling that the law had a discriminatory effect, ruled that the lower court inappropriately ruled that the Texas Legislature had a discriminatory intent in passing the law. As a result, the 5th Circuit sent the law back to the lower court for further analysis/consideration on this issue. If the lower court finds discriminatory intent (which is unlikely given the parameters set out by the 5th Circuit), then the law is invalidated. If, however, only discriminatory effect is upheld, then the 5th Circuit made clear that the appropriate remedy isn't invalidating the law, but expanding the number of acceptable forms of ID. Stop relying on left wing rags and actually read the opinion itself!
More than likely they will expand the acceptable amount of forms of ID. As a leftist, I am okay with that, though it does nothing to improve voter turnout in the state.
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Old 08-05-2015, 10:37 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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Good grief. Like discussing the weather with an infant.
If you are incapable of undertaking what I am saying, then it might be best for you to sit out this conversation like Texans like to sit out elections.
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Old 08-05-2015, 10:38 PM
 
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Democrats need a hundred days of voting because their voters are to lazy to do it one Tuesday a year.

Early voting. Vote early. Vote often. Vote democrat.
Why do you want to prevent people from voting. Many work hourly wages. Why do you want to force them to give up their pay in order to vote. Some of us have the luxury to vote on 1 day but many do not. How is that being lazy.
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Old 08-05-2015, 10:38 PM
 
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Here's a link to a voter registration form in Travis County, Texas.
https://tax-office.traviscountytx.go...pplication.pdf
Note that you don't need an address - just a description of where you live. Like "in a van down by the river".
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