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Old 08-26-2019, 10:27 AM
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Originally Posted by Genesis View Post
I am less concerned about narratives of Republicans bad vs. Democrats good than I am with the reality that a number of voter ID laws (particularly in the South) have been used in a discriminatory manner meant to serve as roadblocks to non-whites such that what you consider a "minor inconvenience" is actually a racial injustice that affects you less.
So in Texas, what's the problem with this? https://www.dps.texas.gov/driverlicense/electionid.htm

What's the racial injustice that affects me less, here? I have to go to the DMV. I have to fill out forms. What's the problem with a freely obtainable ID?

And then I read this article: https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2017/08/23/p...ing/index.html

It reminds me that people without valid IDs could even get around it by signing a formal declaration, no ID required. But it also tells me that judges found THIS is discriminatory, because:

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She wrote that using a declaration trades one obstacle for another one that threatens severe penalties for perjury.

"While the (declaration) requires only a signature and other presumably available means of identification, the history of voter intimidation counsels against accepting SB 5's solution as an appropriate or complete remedy," Ramos writes in her decision to issue permanent injunctions against both measures.

Both laws discriminate against many blacks and Latinos, she says.
That's ridiculous. They're saying it's discriminatory to make someone affirm their identity in general. Because it's harder for blacks and latinos to sign a piece of paper agreeing that they are who they say they are. Do I have that right?
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