Tag Archives: Voter ID

Judge: Why didn’t lawmakers address voter ID concerns?

 Travis County residents line up to vote at Austin's Highland Mall on Nov. 4, 2014. (Photo by Bob Daemmrich, Texas Tribune)by Jim Malewitz, The Texas Tribune


– A federal appellate judge on Tuesday questioned why the Texas Legislature had not addressed concerns that its four-year-old voter ID law discriminated against minority voters.

U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Catharina Haynes stopped short of rebuking state lawmakers while listening to attorneys spar over what are widely considered the nation’s strictest rules on the identification that voters must present at the polls. But she sounded perplexed that lawmakers had not made the law more palatable to critics as it winded through the federal court system.

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Is it easier to vote fraudulently than to sign up for Obamacare?

Talitha McEachin

Talitha McEachin

From KiraDavis.net, by on October 6, 2013 –

To start, tonight I went to the Healthcare.gov website to peruse it & see what it would cost me to get health insurance, since technically, I’m part-time on my jobs & the one that has benefits for part-time employees will be discontinuing that coverage next year. The other job does not offer benefits for part-time employees at all. My identity couldn’t be verified (but they brought up my income & employers just fine – amazing!).

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This County Had 124% More Registered Voters Than Eligible Voters – Counting Dead People and Felons

Mississippi County Must Purge Voter Rolls of Dead, Ineligible Voters

From TheBlaze.com, from ,  Sep. 5, 2013 – In the midst of a national debate over voter integrity, a federal court decree is ordering a Mississippi county to purge its voter rolls of dead people, ineligible felons and people who have moved out of a voting area.

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Voter ID: Are 72% of Huffington Post Readers Racist?

From Breitbart.com, by John Nolte, 6 Aug 2013 – Normally, I do not concern myself with what the openly left-wing Huffington Post does. I actually respect the fact that the outlet doesn’t hide its biases (if the rest of the media did this, I would be out of a job). What the Huffington Post is not entitled to do, though, is to write wildly misleading articles that ignore crucial context while accusing others of racism.

In a noxious article, co-written by Saki Knafo and Ryan J. Reilly, readers are asked outright: Are North Carolina “Republican lawmakers racist?” This is in reaction to a number of news laws recently passed in my beloved state that will require voters to show ID and limit the time-frame for early voting. There will also be an effort to clean-up the voter rolls — removing the dead, etc.

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The Push for Voter ID Laws

From The Heritage Foundation, by Tierra Warren, January 4, 2012 – Acording to a new Rasmussen report, 70 percent of Americans believe voter identification, such as a driver’s license, should be required in order to vote.

Nonetheless, Attorney General Eric Holder intends to examine new state laws that require photo ID before voting for potential racial bias.

Heritage Foundation legal scholar Hans Von Spakovsky explains there is no evidence to support claims of racial bias: Continue reading →

Texas Legislative Session Issue Update: Election Reform

Dear Friend:

Each week for the next couple of months I’m going to report to you on important progress made during this legislative session.  This week the update will focus on election reforms, including “Voter ID”, that were passed by the House and Senate.  This session I was proud to serve on the House Committee on Elections; we tackled some very important issues and passed bills that I truly believe will help preserve the integrity of our election process in Texas.  The following is a list of just a few of the bills that were passed that address election integrity and process: Continue reading →

Texas Senate To Consider Voter ID Measure Next Week

Republan Party of Texas

Steve Munisteri, Chairman

On Monday, the Texas Senate is expected to meet as a Committee of the Whole to consider Senate Bill 14, legislation that would require a voter to present proof of identification when voting. Earlier this week, Governor Rick Perry declared the Voter ID legislation as an emergency item and Lt. Governor David Dewhurst immediately informed state senators that the bill will be considered next week.

All 19 Republican State Senators have signed on as co-authors to this important piece of legislation. The tentative schedule is to hear invited testimony on Monday, January 24th and public testimony begins at 8:00am on Tuesday, January 25th.

The Republican Party of Texas would like to thank Governor Perry, Lt. Governor Dewhurst and the Texas Senate for making this a priority issue, and encourage all Texans who are concerned about the integrity of our elections to urge their state senators to support the passage of SB 14.

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Monday’s Notice of Public Hearing

Tuesday’s Notice of Public Hearing