Justice Department Protects Voting Rights for Minorities in Texas
On Monday, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder used his powers under the Voting Rights Act of 1965 to block enforcement of a prohibitive new voting law in Texas. The law would have required voters to show government-issued identification at the polls.
The Justice Department ruled that Texas’ law would disproportionately deny Hispanics and other marginalized populations the right to vote–a frequent concern about such “strict” voter ID laws.
Texas is among 16 states and counties that are required by Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act to obtain federal “pre-clearance” of new voting laws that could affect minorities. The law was enacted in the Civil Rights era as a way of protecting the voting rights of African Americans and other marginalized groups.
The blocked Texas law is just one of a number of restrictive voter ID laws enacted by states all over the country in the past year. The laws have raised red flags from voting-rights and civil-rights groups who say they are a barrier to the polls for women, African Americans, Latinos, students, low-income voters, the elderly and people with disabilities.
In the case of women, the millions who change their names after getting married or divorced could face problems updating documentation, because it takes time and money many women, especially low-income women, do not have. According to the Brennan Center, only 66 percent of voting-age women have ready access to proof-of-citizenship documentation with their current legal name.
Before 2011, only two states exclusively required government-issued IDs for voting; the rest accepted various forms of identification, such as student IDs, Social Security cards, utility bills and bank statements. But last year, 34 state legislatures, mostly GOP-led, introduced strict ID laws, and seven states–Alabama, Kansas, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennesee, Texas and Wisconsin–enacted them.
Like Texas, South Carolina is covered by Section 5 and recently saw its new strict ID law struck down by the Justice Department for the same reasons. Yesterday, Wisconsin’s voter ID law was deemed unconstitutional by a state court.
Voter ID laws are just one of the many voting crackdowns passed in mostly GOP-led state legislatures last year. Others include ending Election Day registration and imposing harsh restrictions on third-party voter registration drives.
Voting rights groups, who have expressed hope that the federal government will use its power to protect minority voting access as the 2012 elections unfold, were heartened by the Texas decision.
Meanwhile, Texas has asked a federal court to overturn the Justice Department decision.
Asia for Asians, Africa for Africans, White countries for everyone????????
Everybody says there is this RACE problem. Everybody says this RACEproblem will be solved when the third world pours into EVERY whitecountry and ONLY into White countries.
The Netherlands and Belgium are more crowded than Japan or Taiwan,but nobody says Japan or Taiwan will solve this RACE problem by bringingin millions of third worlders and quote assimilating unquote with them.
Everybody says the final solution to this RACE problem is for EVERYwhite country and ONLY White countries to “assimilate,” i.e.,intermarry, with all those non-Whites.
What if I said there was this RACE problem and this RACE problemwould be solved only if hundreds of millions of non-blacks were broughtinto EVERY black country and ONLY into black countries?
How long would it take anyone to realize I’m not talking about a RACEproblem. I am talking about the final solution to the BLACK problem?
And how long would it take any sane black man to notice this and what kind of psycho black man wouldn’t object to this?
But if I tell that obvious truth about the ongoing program ofgenocide against my race, the White race, Liberals and respectableconservatives will just say that I’m a naziwhowantstokillsixmillionjews.
They say they are anti-racist. What they are is anti-White.
Anti-racist is a code word for anti-White.
i just dont get it! why do minorities not have id? this is total bs….the Demorats want to cheat….thats what they do…and they wont get away with it….we’re on to you….
And this is exactly why we need FEDERALISM to raise the standards of democracy and keep the states from under performing when it comes to citizen rights as depicted in the US constitution. We have seen, especially in the SOUTH, specialist interests gain control of the local dialogue and suffocate democracy. Look at MI and BENTON HARBOR where EFM is a dictatorship. Imagine, taxation without representation on US soil. The South still flies the confederate flag. It is treasonous. Had the confederacy won, this nation would be so very different and not a good different. It is far too easy for MONEY to create empires and we already see the Massey mines in W VA where they commit criminal negligence and still walk free. We need the fed to bring perspective to local arguments and legislation. Look at the idea of abstenance only sex ed, it is dangerous and stupid in a society where technology easily accesses information that disputes and refutes its claims. So instead of educating children truthfully- abstenance and contraception, some state would just lie. What is even more preposterous is that states are passing laws that require doctors to lie to their patients about breast cancer from abortion. That is not only immoral, a breaking of the 9th commandment, it is a violation of the Hypocratic OATH which all doctors take in order to be licensed. Small minded people create small minded fiefdoms and that is why we need federalism to expand our views, unite us as a single ppl and protect our rights under the US Constitution.
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