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Response to Downwinder (Reply #1)

Fri Jul 6, 2012, 08:10 PM

2. Not in the eyes of republicans

Those arguments were made during witness testimony. That and the fact that of the 254 Texas counties about 80 of them do not have a DPS office.

Colorlines 3/13/12
DOJ Texas Voter ID Ruling Is No Surprise Given Stateís Faulty ĎColorblindí Policies
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Texas has no driverís license offices in almost a third of the stateís counties. Meanwhile, close to 15 percent of Hispanic Texans living in counties without driverís license offices donít have ID. A little less than a quarter of driverís license offices have extended hours, which would make it tough for many working voters to find a place and time to acquire the IDs. Despite this, the Texas legislature struck an amendment that would have reimbursed low-income voters for travel expenses when going to apply for a voter ID, and killed another that would have required offices to remain open until 7:00 p.m. or later on just one weekday, and four or more hours at least two weekends.


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