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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Thank You Mr. President Barack H. Obama

Obama administration blocks Texas voter ID law

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration on Monday blocked a new law in Texas requiring voters to show photo identification before they can cast a ballot, citing a concern that it could harm Hispanic voters who lacked such documents.
The law, which was approved in May 2011, required voters to show government-issued photo identification, such as a driver's license, military identification card, birth certificate with a photo, current U.S. passport, or concealed handgun permit.
The Justice Department said that data from Texas showed that almost 11 percent of Hispanic voters, or more than 300,000, did not have a driver's license or state-issued identification card, and that plans to mitigate those concerns were incomplete.
"Hispanic registered voters are more than twice as likely as non-Hispanic registered voters to lack such identification," Assistant Attorney General Thomas Perez, head of the department's civil rights division, said in a letter outlining the objection to the Texas director of elections.
Texas Republican Governor Rick Perry criticized the decision, saying he was obligated to ensure the integrity of elections.
"The DOJ has no valid reason for rejecting this important law, which requires nothing more extensive than the type of photo identification necessary to receive a library card or board an airplane," he said. . . . .

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Between this and ALL the Anti-President Obama Ads, this election is doomed to be the ugliest and most corrupt in history, most especially from the Republican side. After all, they are the ones doing the 'Mud Slinging' which by all rights should cost them more than just the money that they are spending in spreading lies and deceptions. There needs and must be an uprising against 'Mudslinging'.