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white cloud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-18-11 01:13 PM
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The Politics Behind New Voter ID Laws
Voters going to the polls next year and even some this year will encounter a lot of new rules. Photo ID requirements and fewer options for early voting are among the biggest changes.

They're part of a wave of new laws enacted by Republican-controlled legislatures this year. Supporters say the rules are needed to ensure honest elections

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white cloud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-18-11 01:24 PM
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1. That's why they are stealing all four new districts in the Texas

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That's why they are stealing all four new districts in the Texas Congressional map. They want four more failed ideologues in Congress like Louie Gohmert, Joe Barton, Pete Sessions, andTed Poe. You can help fight back!


Perry and Republicans can be stopped because
They broke the Law
The US Voting Rights Act makes it illegal to dilute the voting strength of minority citizens, but that's exactly what Perry and the Republicans have done. They can be stopped and fairness restored if we fight back in the Federal Courts and before the US Justice Department.

Progressive leaders like State Representative Marc Veasey have formed the Fair Texas Plaintiffs to convince the US Department of Justice to reject the Perry plan, and they have filed suit in Federal Court to win approval of a new map that is fair to all Texans.

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Unlike the Republicans, Veasey and the Fair Texas plaintiffs dont have government funds to fight back. They must raise all the money needed to win fair districts for Texas.

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Texas received four new congressional districts only because of Hispanic and African Population growth.
The number of Hispanic Texans grew at 10 times the rate of Anglos. African American grew at 5 times the rate of Anglos.
Anglos make up only 45 percent of the Texas population, but Perry and the Republicans broke up working class neighborhoods across Texas so that Anglo Republicans will hold over 70 percent of all Texas districts.


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sonias Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-18-11 01:47 PM
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2. Exactly
I do care about them stealing all four seats and not even recognizing that it was the strength of minority voters that gave Texas 4 extra congressional seats!

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