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Atty Gen Holder Tells NAACP Convention He Will Fight Voter ID Laws

Never one to shy away from a fight, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder went into Texas today and aimed a barrage of criticism on the Lone Star State’s efforts to require voter IDs, comparing the new Texas law to an illegal poll tax.

“We will not allow political pretexts to disenfranchise American citizens of their most precious rights,” Mr. Holder said to the cheering crowd at the NAACP convention in Houston.

Holder has made himself a hated target of the Republican Party because of his willingness to speak out against Republican attempts to disenfranchise Americans. In fact, many observers believe the context of the recent Congressional vote to hold him in contempt was really Congressional Republicans finding a way to exact revenge for Holder’s vigorous fight against efforts across the country to keep Americans away from the polls.

As Holder spoke to the NAACP, a federal panel of judges in Washington is in the midst of a trial to determine whether the Texas voter ID law violates the Voting Rights Act. The Texas law would require voters to present government issued photo IDs to cast a ballot.

The attorney general said the Texas law permits concealed handgun licenses as a valid voter ID but not student IDs. Holder added that the law would disproportionately affect African Americans, according to a study that found while roughly 8 percent of white voting-age citizens lack government issued photo ID, 25 percent of prospective voters who are African-American do not possess acceptable identification.

“I can’t predict the future. And I don’t know what will happen as this case moves forward,” Holder said. “But I can assure you that the Justice Department’s efforts to uphold and enforce voting rights will remain aggressive.”

“The arc of American history has always moved toward expanding the electorate. It is what has made this nation exceptional,” Holder said. “We will simply not allow this era to be the beginning of the reversal of that historic progress.”

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  1. Dave Francis says:

    You only have to read about the highly controversial scenario in Florida. Of course as with the Sanctuary State of California, Nevada the Justice Department is trying to control Texas on this matter. Millions of illegal aliens have defied the law and settled illegally in every American state and I can guarantee to the gullible public, that they are cheating the welfare system and other public services. This is evident when they smuggle their children through borders or knowingly enter America by international flights, fully aware that the U.S. taxpayer will cover the costs of the baby delivery and its uncompensated care from cradle to grave. Prospective President Mitt Romney had best be aware, to be guided by the growing millions of CONSTITUTIONAL TEA PARTY politicians that foreigners will be slowly but surely be deported.

    The TEA PARTY is the single real chance we have that will halt illegal immigration for good. But to do this we must replace as voters every politician, Governor, Police Chief or other elected official who supports the illegal alien invasion, whether they are a Democrat, Liberal or even a Republican with a TEA PARTY leader. Join your local Constitutional Tea Party, Join the national TEA PARTY and remove Obama and endeavor to demand that Mitt Romney people enact compulsory E-Verify ‘The Legal Workforce Act’ (H.R. 2885) to reject unauthorized workers, with citizens and lawful non-citizens and then additionally an amendment the Birthright Citizenship law (H.R.140) Which will recognize for citizenship, only the babies of parents where at least one being a citizen. All this is truly achievable if we vote for the right people?


    When we cannot even care for our own citizens and legal residents properly, why is the government giving public benefits to criminals? Why for instance is the now aptly named ‘Sanctuary State’ of California hemorrhaging billions of dollars to pay for the health care, education of everybody who squats there? Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Andronovich, who denies nothing of the billions of dollars, spent every year; an incredulous taxpayer burden placed upon the populace of the state. Of course there is no need to persuade prudent Americans, well aware that the Liberals intoxicated with power are firmly established in Sacramento have caused this financial crash. They passed an anti-Arizona law and by doing so have committed an even worse monetary demise that s impending.

    Hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens will converge on California, Nevada, or any state near to Arizona? They believe they will be sheltered there from policing enforcement. That goes for any state that remains unconcerned about the impact of impoverished people violating not only Arizona, but Alabama, Georgia, Utah, South Carolina and whoever else passes tough state policing enforcement laws.

    The only way to change the direction of this country is by voting into Congress as many TEA PARTY legislators as is possible. Both parties have been given every chance in the world and have failed miserably. The more TEA PARTY politicians that can unseat Democrats and Republicans, the more influence we have to change Washington. Look to your own representatives in Congress and see if they are being dictated to by the ‘K” Street special interests, the unions, churches of a whole conglomeration of radical organizations including the heartless businesses; not to forget farms and the rest of the agricultural industry. The latter agrarian entities refusing to pay a living wage, benefits and also exploiting the illegal workers in there employ. Is your local political personage against or for, illegal immigration? Did your Congressman vote an ordinance for a Sanctuary City or for Comprehensive Immigration Amnesty? Did they approve the DREAM ACT, which would also allow the sponsoring of family members and escalating ‘Chain Migration’? Are you aware that a recent study projects a wide ranging Amnesty would cost all taxpayers $2.6 Trillion dollars, when we already owe the foreign investors $16 Trillion dollars. Learn more details at NumbersUSA. Those Citizen voters who care for their families future should phone Congress at the central Washington, D.C., Switchboard at 202-224-3121 Review there standing on issues as illegal immigration, ObamaCare, drilling for oil, gas and coal and halting the relentless pressure of rules and regulations that is stifling job creation.

  2. Dave Francis says:


    Isn’t it strange that the high and mighty U.S Attorney General Eric Holder who is not only involved in the ‘Fast and Furious’ cover up. But this conspiracy has still not been resolved and is being shielded, so nobody knows who the real perpetrators are? Like some Warlord he has threatened the state of Arizona, because the legislators there wanted to protect their own people, against the flood of illegal aliens who are legally stealing public assistance programs. With Obama in power there has been no restrictions of food stamps, so with fraudulent ID anybody is eligible. Under his deliberate blind eye of Holder, he was determined to stamp out any resurrection by judicially attacking Alabama, Georgia, Utah, and South Carolina as they dared to enforce policing laws. It was an attempt by these sovereign states to stop the escalation of illegal aliens who are incessantly appearing looking for free handouts.

    Across wide stretches of the border, the federal government is supposed to enforce immigration laws; they have ignored building a complete border fence. Just a few strands of rotting fence, does not exhibit as a real secure border.

    Now the Justice Department led by Eric Holder doesn’t want the Lone star State of Texas, to amend an election law that would end non citizens in casting a ballot— which believe it or not is illegal and a violation of the law. But the Democrats, boosted by the Liberals are determined that everybody has a right to vote, including felons, the deceased and illegal aliens and anybody who can sign a registration. I’m surprised that the progressive zealots are no bussing in people from out of state—but perhaps they are doing that already. Of course the Imperial Administration that governs us now, does not want any change in the law. Of course Eric Holder, is back in the spotlight, demanding that nobody should have to possess some form of picture ID to vote? Now a three judge panel will be ruling on this law, sometime this week. It proves to me that as Democrats go, they really don’t care who votes? This situation has been proved time and time again and that in the majority of criminal cases, that in mainly all criminal cases the Democrats have been behind any plot?

    What Eric Holder has failed to mention to the judges is that minorities and low income people can be issued a FREE ID document. This is based on the Indiana law, that in essence states, if you can't produce an authorized ID on Election Day, you will given a provisional ballot and have until noon 10 business days hence, that following the election to produce you’re ID. The Texas ID law also states that if you meet certain income requirements, you can get a state issued ID card free of charge. Think about it, you have to show an ID to board a plane, send money, drive a car, and use your credit card or any number of reasons? This certainly denotes to me that since the Motor Voter bill in 1965, anybody can register to vote. Although it says under the penalty of perjury, my bet hundreds of thousands, maybe millions in cramped states as California and Nevada; illegal aliens are voting and will do so to maintain Obama in the White House.


    2. When people register in person at a Department of Motor Vehicles or a Social Services agency, the government workers who handle their cases are not permitted to challenge their registrations. In other words there are no safeguards in the voting process and the Democrats prefer it this way, so the election cycle is abundantly open to fraud.

    This could be catastrophic in close races, as Democrats led by the ideology of Liberals has compromised the whole organism. Using the disingenuous ‘politically correctness’ an absurd enigma of the advocate progressives. The new in-word ‘Voter Suppression’ is being used to challenge the fact that unknown numbers of foreign nationals are voting in contradiction to the law. Voter Suppression has been added to the Marxist Lexicon as the race card, skin color and other different labels, which offensively have the machinery to turn our politicians into spineless cowards.

    To repeat that In June 2011 a Rasmussen survey those likely U.S. voters said that voters should be required to show photo identification before being allowed to cast their ballots. This included 85% of Republicans, 77% of voters not affiliated with either major party, or 63% of Democrats. Support for such a law was high across virtually all demographic groups. Just 18% of respondents opposed the requirement.

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