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Posted: Wednesday, June 26, 2013 4:30 am

AUSTIN — Texas will immediately begin enforcing a voter identification law that a federal court found discriminates against minorities, the state attorney general said Tuesday after the U.S. Supreme Court suspended a key provision of the landmark Voting Rights Act.

Attorney General Greg Abbott said the ruling also means Texas officials won’t have to seek federal approval before changing congressional and legislative boundaries to account for population shifts in the rapidly growing state.

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      3 comments:

      • Eliza posted at 8:10 am on Wed, Jun 26, 2013.

        Eliza Posts: 541

        @ “Texas is the only state in the nation with back-to-back findings of discrimination in the country,” said state Rep. Trey Martinez Fischer, chairman of the Mexican American Legislative Caucus. “When it comes to poster children for voting rights, Texas will be front and center.”
        State Sen. Rodney Ellis, an African-American Democrat from Houston, declared the ruling a strike against protections for minority voters across the country.


        And I would have to say, I find all of the above a bunch of Bull, Made up by trouble makers who have shown themselves to be a group mal-contents. Always looking for a reason to say 'America has mis-treated someone.

        I vote in every election, Any time I do,There are people from all races there voting at the same time. So if there's a problem for any voting, Why are people there of all races, all colors?
        If there were still a problem for any legal American as far as voting, I would be one of the people complaining about it.

        But the only problem is ,there's people who make their living from causing trouble, for the people they say they are looking out for, but I don't think that's their true reason..
        I believe ,they are only looking out for their own benefit and any gain they can make off of it ,and they use, the people they can get to believe they are being mis-treated.

         
      • Proud Mother of an Army Avi8er posted at 6:41 am on Wed, Jun 26, 2013.

        Proud Mother of an Army Avi8er Posts: 181

        "Texas will immediately begin enforcing a voter identification law."
        I am all for this law. I think it will help cut down on...Voter Fraud.
        We will still have issues, but it will help.

        How is showing an ID to prove who you are such an issue?


         
      • Proud Mother of an Army Avi8er posted at 6:31 am on Wed, Jun 26, 2013.

        Proud Mother of an Army Avi8er Posts: 181

        We have, African-American, Mexican-American, Asian-Americans so what are whites considered?
        Are we English-Americans, German-Americans, etc.?
        I thought we were ALL...AMERICANS.
        After all, WE live in AMERICA!

         

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