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Thu Sep 6, 2012, 11:18 PM

Texas AG wins round in battle over tougher voter signup rules

Texas won a stay Thursday of a federal court decision that had barred enforcement of the state's toughened voter registration law.

Attorney General Greg Abbott described the development as a victory for voter integrity.

The state had asked the 5th U.S. Court of Appeals in New Orleans to stay an order barring enforcement of several provisions of a 2011 law regulating third-party voter registration activities. The plaintiff was a nonprofit that Abbott said was linked to “notorious for voter registration fraud.”

U.S. District Judge Gregg Costa of Texas previously ruled the law probably conflicted with federal rules and the Constitution, but the appeals court issued the stay pending appeal in a one-page order.


Read more: http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/local_news/article/Texas-AG-wins-round-in-battle-over-tougher-voter-3846125.php


Note: This case is not related to the state's voter ID law, but deals with the registration of voters by third party groups. Cross-posted in LBN in the following link: http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014221445

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TexasTowelie Sep 2012 OP
liberal N proud Sep 2012 #1
napi21 Sep 2012 #2
snappyturtle Sep 2012 #3
They_Live Sep 2012 #4
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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Sep 6, 2012, 11:20 PM

1. Itis criminal how these fuckers deny people their right to vote.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Sep 6, 2012, 11:21 PM

2. TERRIFIC! I'm so glad there are at least SOME fed. judges

who haven't turned total partisan. I keep hoping the same thing will happen in all the other states that started hampering the vote.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Sep 6, 2012, 11:23 PM

3. It's incredibly easy to register in TX. I just did a few days ago. Since I don't have a

TX driver's license yet I could register with the last four digits of my social security number! I have my electric bill to prove my address. That's it!

I don't have the driver's license because TX mails the liceses out and it can take 6 weeks! I have to fly in the meantime and with my passpost out of date I need my current out of state license to get through airport security. I was SO worried I wouldn't be able to vote but alas...who knew and it's Texas!

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Response to snappyturtle (Reply #3)

Fri Sep 7, 2012, 09:40 AM

4. Sometime the actual "voting" part can be more of a challenge...

I've noticed that my polling place has shifted locations twice recently, and the first time they listed an incorrect address for the polling place. I usually vote early, if possible.

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Response to They_Live (Reply #4)

Fri Sep 7, 2012, 03:37 PM

5. Thanks for the heads up. I plan on voting early! nt

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