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Gothmog

(147,275 posts)
Fri May 9, 2014, 01:14 PM May 2014

Voter ID-Texas has only issued 250 free IDs

The Texas voter suppression law/voter id law is a poll tax. You can not get a "free" id without paying for an official birth certificate or other court document. If you can take off work and go during weekday business hours, you can get a birth certificate for $3 but you have to go there in person and the birth certificate will have a legend stating that the birth certificate can only be used to get election identification certificate.

In a depo in the voter id case it came out that the state of Texas has only issued 250 "free" ids. https://twitter.com/RyanPHaygood/status/464566717843537921/photo/1 The last official notice of the number of "free" ids issues was back in November and the number was a 120 or so. Between 650,00 to 1.2 million Texas voters need an id in order to vote. The State of Texas does not want these people to vote and that is why only 250 ids have been issued.

The Texas voter id law goes to trial in September and I am expecting that the judge may rule on the poll tax issue as well as the Section 2 claims.

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