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2 years ago  ::  Jan 30, 2019 - 8:46PM #1
MajorYankFan
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Latino Turnout Surged. Then Texas Questioned 98,000 Voters’ Citizenship.


Hispanics helped put Texas in play for Democrats in November. Now, Republicans leaders want nearly 100,000 people to prove they’re allowed to vote.

www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/latino-turn...

This is what the American-hating right does: Pretexts to
suppress the voting of American citizens, especially minorities.




Texas Secretary of State David Whitley announced Friday that his office had identified about 95,000 registered voters as noncitizens. About 58,000 of them had cast a ballot over the last two decades. Those numbers came from an investigation that began a year ago, according to a news release. By Sunday, President Donald Trump had given the allegations of rampant voter fraud a massive megaphone, calling it “just the tip of the iceberg.”




“Must be stopped!” the president said on Twitter.




The Texas secretary of state’s office declined multiple requests for comment. But Whitley’s allegations crumble under minimal scrutiny.




The list culled by the secretary of state resulted from cross-checks with the Texas Department of Public Safety, which issues drivers licenses and public identification cards. But because DPS is a state agency, it doesn’t keep reliable citizenship records ― it only asks for proof of citizenship when people apply for state IDs. If someone becomes naturalized after obtaining a driver’s license, which happens frequently, that new citizen isn’t required to check back in to let the state know of the change. An estimated 1 million foreign-born Texans have been naturalized since 1996, and a majority of the state’s immigrant population was born in Latin America.




The lack of evidence behind allegations that Attorney General Ken Paxton branded with the words “VOTER FRAUD ALERT” in a tweet has drawn condemnation from legal and advocacy groups. 



2 years ago  ::  Jan 31, 2019 - 10:23AM #2
Max
Posts: 42,830

Jan 30, 2019 -- 8:46PM, MajorYankFan wrote:


Latino Turnout Surged. Then Texas Questioned 98,000 Voters’ Citizenship.


Hispanics helped put Texas in play for Democrats in November. Now, Republicans leaders want nearly 100,000 people to prove they’re allowed to vote.

www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/latino-turn...




Figures. 

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2 years ago  ::  Jan 31, 2019 - 10:41AM #3
bertram
Posts: 14,730

Jan 31, 2019 -- 10:23AM, Max wrote:


Jan 30, 2019 -- 8:46PM, MajorYankFan wrote:


Latino Turnout Surged. Then Texas Questioned 98,000 Voters’ Citizenship.


Hispanics helped put Texas in play for Democrats in November. Now, Republicans leaders want nearly 100,000 people to prove they’re allowed to vote.

www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/latino-turn...




Figures. 




For all the cackler talk, the Republicans will never support a national voter ID.  They will stick with the arbitrary state ID laws that make it difficult for people they are afraid of to vote in our elections.

2 years ago  ::  Jan 31, 2019 - 10:55AM #4
Max
Posts: 42,830

Jan 31, 2019 -- 10:41AM, bertram wrote:


Jan 31, 2019 -- 10:23AM, Max wrote:


Jan 30, 2019 -- 8:46PM, MajorYankFan wrote:


Latino Turnout Surged. Then Texas Questioned 98,000 Voters’ Citizenship.


Hispanics helped put Texas in play for Democrats in November. Now, Republicans leaders want nearly 100,000 people to prove they’re allowed to vote.

www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/latino-turn...




Figures. 




For all the cackler talk, the Republicans will never support a national voter ID.  They will stick with the arbitrary state ID laws that make it difficult for people they are afraid of to vote in our elections.




If the voter suppressing Reich-wingers were really serious about voter ID they would make more of an effort to have a plan which ensures that everyone, including people in rural areas who wants a FREE voter ID will get one. Even if it means having a bus or Post Office where people can get those IDs in every neighborhood in the US.

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2 years ago  ::  Jan 31, 2019 - 11:17AM #5
MajorYankFan
Posts: 32,868
Mitch McConnell: Democrats’ Voting Rights Bill Just A ‘Political Power Grab’


Denying the Voting Rights Bills is a political power grab to suppress the ability of Americans to vote.
2 years ago  ::  Jan 31, 2019 - 11:19AM #6
bertram
Posts: 14,730

Jan 31, 2019 -- 11:17AM, MajorYankFan wrote:


Mitch McConnell: Democrats’ Voting Rights Bill Just A ‘Political Power Grab’


Denying the Voting Rights Bills is a political power grab to suppress the ability of Americans to vote.



The hypocrisy shown by McConnell is staggering, especially given that members of Congress are the beneficiaries of a myriad of "holidays" during any given year.

2 years ago  ::  Jan 31, 2019 - 12:27PM #7
prof. quiz
Posts: 9,758

Jan 31, 2019 -- 11:17AM, MajorYankFan wrote:


Mitch McConnell: Democrats’ Voting Rights Bill Just A ‘Political Power Grab’





What do you call it when you ignore a SCOTUS nominee for over a year?


Start updating your resume, Mitch. You and your cronies will be out of work soon enough.

2 years ago  ::  Feb 01, 2019 - 10:43AM #8
MajorYankFan
Posts: 32,868

Texas Governor Abbott Is Fine With His State’s Disastrous Voter Probe


Citizens fear they’ve been wrongly flagged, while legal groups and Democratic legislators work to get it halted.



No surprise here from a lowlife bigot like Abbott.
2 years ago  ::  Feb 01, 2019 - 2:56PM #9
MajorYankFan
Posts: 32,868

Pic of the Moment

2 years ago  ::  Feb 02, 2019 - 9:28AM #10
MajorYankFan
Posts: 32,868

Democrats Investigate Trump Voting Rights Case Roll-Back


The Democratically controlled U.S. House Judiciary Committee launched an inquiry on Friday into the Trump administration's decision to reverse course on several key voting rights lawsuits and its efforts to add a citizenship question to the upcoming 2020 U.S. census.

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