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Gatesville reader says obtaining Texas election ID card not so simple

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Posted: Sunday, May 18, 2014 4:30 am

To the Editor:

Folks in Texas seem to think that just because you have reached an age where you no longer have a driver’s license, all you have to do is go down to the local Texas DPS office and ask for an Election Identification card (a picture ID card issued by the state). Not so fast!

What if you are in your 90s and were born in a rural American area with the help of a midwife, as many folks were, including my mom, and you do not have a birth certificate? Maybe you have parents or relatives in this situation.

If you no longer have your driver’s license but you do have your Social Security, Medicare, current voter registration card, income tax forms, insurance proof, you have a long voting record, then you would think that there is no problem in getting this picture ID card. Wrong!

You can no longer vote.

This law Texas has made is preventing many of our old veterans and others from voting and it must be stopped.

The rumor that there are tens of thousands of illegals voting just isn’t true.

Think! If you are an illegal, you certainly do not want to call attention to yourself in this country, so do you really think you would try to vote for some politician in a country you sneaked into so you could just get a job to feed your family, as most all illegals are doing?

Do you know how many actual cases of voter fraud from an illegal has been prosecuted in this state?

None. Not one. So, why would Texas make such a law?

Jim Denton

Gatesville

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5 comments:

  • DawgDave posted at 7:53 pm on Fri, May 23, 2014.

    DawgDave Posts: 80

    Typical liberal excuses.
    Ponder this, Mr. Denton - the country of India has 1.27 billion people. 400 million of them earn less than $1.25 per day. Every single voter has a voter ID.

     
  • JIML posted at 9:34 pm on Thu, May 22, 2014.

    JIML Posts: 41

    No one is buying what you are attempting to sell Jim, when you give up your drivers license you can still get an official Texas ID Card to replace it.

     
  • Eliza posted at 8:55 am on Sun, May 18, 2014.

    Eliza Posts: 719

    @ More democrat, liberal hogwash.


    The above is what it all really pertains to. Now what he will have done, is make some older person believe they can't get a Voters ID.

    The liberal democrats are always trying to play with the minds of those who may not know what they are allowed. Its best when in doubt, call and ask for yourself.

     
  • Bubba posted at 8:33 am on Sun, May 18, 2014.

    Bubba Posts: 682

    When one actually visits the DPS site concerning identification requirements to obtain either a DL or ID card in this republic, one learns that the letter writer here is simply full of baloney. The long list of acceptable documents is so inclusive as to ensure that any citizen can meet the standards. To blatantly falsely claim that elderly veterans are being denied the vote on these grounds is simply a lie. To suggest that illegal aliens are not voting in our republic is another lie. That is the purpose of this law-to rid the elections process of illegals and stop them from illegally voting in our elections by requiring that voters register and prove their identity and citizenship to do so. These requirements are not illegal, unreasonable, or unattainable for any citizen in this land and do not constitute a barrier to any citizen voting in any way whatsoever. To posit otherwise is simply a lie. I am disappointed that the KDH has chosen to print the nonsense and outright lies contained in this letter. Go read the DPS site for yourselves and see the listing of over 30 acceptable documents to acquire an ID card.

     
  • DawgDave posted at 7:37 am on Sun, May 18, 2014.

    DawgDave Posts: 80

    The writer has brought up an interesting point.
    But how did a person such as he describes ever get a drivers license in the first place if they had no birth certificate?
    More democrat, liberal hogwash.