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December 2, 2016

What does Voting Rights ruling mean for Galveston County?

Galveston’s 4-2-1 voting system could return after Supreme Court invalidates parts of law

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  • Don233 posted at 5:09 am on Wed, Jun 26, 2013.

    Don233 Posts: 1014

    Free at last, free at last. Thank God we are free at last to protect our most sacred right- the right to vote.

  • miceal o'laochdha posted at 7:08 am on Wed, Jun 26, 2013.

    miceal o'laochdha Posts: 661

    An army of "advocates" may need to find a new way to make a living...

  • drumb47 posted at 9:20 am on Wed, Jun 26, 2013.

    drumb47 Posts: 405

    "The Right To Vote" here in America is just that, A Right.
    Hundreds of Thousands of people, both black and white, died in the past to insure this Right only to have the Robert's SCOUS stick a dagger into the heart of the "Voting Rights Act". Now the fight begins again.

  • IHOG posted at 10:56 am on Wed, Jun 26, 2013.

    IHOG Posts: 2486

    The Constitution of the United States gives each state total control of state elections.
    VRA, passed by a Democrat congress and signed into law by a Democrat President violated the Constitution. It was passed to protect Democrats from Conservative voters.
    SCOTUS restored 15 conservative states Constitutional right to write their own election laws.
    The population shift from liberal to conservative states will require regular redistricting in these 15 states.
    Redistricting of congressional districts could cost Democrats over 45 seats after the next census. Could cost them more than 15 in 2014.
    Voter ID laws wil limit the number of non citizens voting in National elections. It will not limit voting by Citizens. Every state requiring Voter ID is offering a cost free citizen ID and a free search of records to identify legitimate voters.
    Seven liberal states let non citizens vote. They have that right under the Constitution for state election law.
    Congress needs to pass a NATIONAL election ID law. Forcing 7 states to provide seperate ballots for national and state elections for citizens and non citizens.
    11 million non citizen ( aka undocumented Democrats ) voted in the 2008 and 2012 elections. Double BHO's winning margine in both elections. Half that 11 million were "green card" residents.

  • IHOG posted at 11:06 am on Wed, Jun 26, 2013.

    IHOG Posts: 2486

    What about "un constitutional" is it you don't understand?
    VRA was illegal when passed and still is.
    It was nothing but a liberal power grab.
    The power to control election laws in 15 conservative states.

  • drumb47 posted at 11:11 am on Wed, Jun 26, 2013.

    drumb47 Posts: 405

    IHOG, stop insulting people who know better then the crap you just wrote.

    If you think this fight over Voting Rights is over and the SCOUS casted the last stone, then you're grasping for air under water.

  • IHOG posted at 12:43 pm on Wed, Jun 26, 2013.

    IHOG Posts: 2486

    Liberals are overjoyed and angry over two SCOTUS rullings this week.
    In both cases they found laws, DOMA and VRA, passed by Democrat controled congress and signed into law by Democrat Presidents were illegal.
    All citizens should be pleased illegal laws were found constitutionaly illegal. Overturning DOMA changes nothing in the 33 states where VOTERS outlawed same sex marige. The rulling said state courts, not Federal courts, control laws in each state.
    Overturning VRA restores the Constitutional right of 15 states to write their own election laws. It changes nothing in the 35 states which have always wrote their own election laws. The only voters disenfranchised were conservative voters in those 15 states. VRA was used to outlaw conservative congressional districts. 15 states can now redraw their state congressional districts to reflect the wishes of their citizens.

    Liberals seem to think SCOTUS exists to protect liberals.
    The duty of SCOTUS is to protect ALL citizens from illegal laws passed by Congress. It did that this week.

  • kevjlang posted at 12:44 pm on Wed, Jun 26, 2013.

    kevjlang Posts: 4036

    IHOG, I always thought that no one was able to watch over someone's shoulders when they vote. Apparently, you found a way to be over the shoulders of 11 million voters. Otherwise, you'd have to admit you have no clue as to how they voted. Apparently, you drink the Kool-Aid that all "illegals" vote Democrat, as if there's no such thing as Republican enablement of illegal immigration.

    I'm curious as to what the 7 states are that you claim allowed 11 million non-citizens to vote in a federal election, and what is your source for that. Best I can find is that there are jurisdictions where non-citizens are allowed to vote in local elections, but not national.

    We already know that Republicans are the wheels that move the economy, so it must be Republicans that are hiring these illegals. Democrats favor unions. Republicans favor union-busting. Illegals are used in labor-busting, because they work cheap. If Democrats had their way, those jobs would be filled with union workers. If Republicans had to pay illegals union wages, that would kill the profit margin in using the cheap illegals, increasing the financial risk of getting caught using undocumented workers. Requiring the use of union labor would cost those illegals their jobs. So, now, why again would these illegals vote for the man that would cost them their jobs?

    Also, please demonstrate how their vote gave Obama the presidency when it wasn't the popular vote that got him elected, but the electoral vote. Which states FLIPPED from Red to Blue when the illegal vote was counted?

  • kevjlang posted at 12:47 pm on Wed, Jun 26, 2013.

    kevjlang Posts: 4036

    Also, are you intimating that states like Texas will gerrymander the districts so the growing hispanic vote that might trend Democratic will be properly diluted so as to ensure Texas continues to send the "appropriate" number of Republicans to DC?

  • IHOG posted at 1:31 pm on Wed, Jun 26, 2013.

    IHOG Posts: 2486

    Who hires illegals is not the issue. Letting them vote is. They are hired by both liberals and conservitives because liberals make them available by opposing immigration controls. Liberals oppose immigration control because they are sure most of them will vote liberal.

  • IHOG posted at 1:39 pm on Wed, Jun 26, 2013.

    IHOG Posts: 2486

    Absolutly Kevjlang.

    Texas should use gerrimandering as much as liberals have.
    Hispanics can always vote if they are citizens registered to vote. There will never be any district in Texas that doesn't accept the votes of any citizen,
    Should non citizens be dis enfranchised? Of course.

  • IHOG posted at 1:48 pm on Wed, Jun 26, 2013.

    IHOG Posts: 2486


    What is there about Illegal you don't understand.
    SCOTUS ruled VRA was illegal and restored the rights of 15 states.
    It was passed by a Liberal congress and signed by a liberal President for the express purpose of suppressing conservative voters.
    Liberals don't like conservative voters in 15 states having their voting rights restored.

  • kevjlang posted at 2:07 pm on Wed, Jun 26, 2013.

    kevjlang Posts: 4036

    What is your source that 11 million non-citizens participated in each of the last 2 Federal Elections? The law says that non-citizens are not allowed to participate in elections for the US House, US Senate, and US President.

  • kevjlang posted at 2:14 pm on Wed, Jun 26, 2013.

    kevjlang Posts: 4036

    The thing is that I'm not hearing much about liberals opposing cleaning up the immigration process. I do hear them screaming about some of the proposals of what to with all the "law breakers" that have been breaking the law while our country has been busy not enforcing the law.

    It seems to me that liberals AND conservatives have just as many reasons to want to preserve the status quo.

    I still don't get the connection that they'll overwhelmingly vote Democratic, unless you believe that not only is the current Republican platform anti-Hispanic, but after immigration reform it will get even more anit-Hispanic.

  • kevjlang posted at 2:24 pm on Wed, Jun 26, 2013.

    kevjlang Posts: 4036

    Yes, DOMA was passed by Democrats. It was an attempt to throw a bone to the angry religious conservatives. Since it's passing, Republicans have fought not only to keep it, but to strengthen it--some have even expressed a desire to make it a Constitutional Amendment.

    I'm sure that Gov. Perry is going to be working really hard on finding out if the State of Texas has to observe the marital status of gays that bring their sinful certificates and disgusting lifestyles into this state.

    I see no good reason for the state to disregard the marriage certificates of any other state or nation, as long as the marriage was between consenting adults. Gays are no more disgusting than some married couples. I think that most married people would do well to pay more attention to their own marriages and pay less attention to other people's.

  • DottyOA posted at 10:15 pm on Wed, Jun 26, 2013.

    DottyOA Posts: 274

    drumb47...what is it that you don't understand? Is it really that hard to "unnerstand". The vunnables will still be able to vote.

  • DottyOA posted at 10:19 pm on Wed, Jun 26, 2013.

    DottyOA Posts: 274

    Hey, JOHN WAYNE FREGUSON, what does it mean for the state of Texas and the other states that were singled out by the liberal? It means equality. Finally! Get you hands out of our state, Holder, the criminal that you are!

  • meglit posted at 1:19 pm on Thu, Jun 27, 2013.

    meglit Posts: 7

    Think of all the places you MUST show a picture ID, to drive a car, board an airplane, take out a loan, open a bank account, write a check, use a credit card, etc. and it is the law in the state of Texas that all persons over the age of 17 carry a picture ID, so why are so many people opposed to having to show their ID before they can vote? You should already have one. I have heard that some people don't have one and they don't have birth certificate in order to get one, well, to those people: Do you know where you born and when? If so, all you have to do is pick up the phone and find out what is needed in order to get a certified copy of it, most of the time you can do it by mail, therefore eliminating the need to get a "ride" to the vital statics department.

  • IHOG posted at 6:52 pm on Thu, Jun 27, 2013.

    IHOG Posts: 2486

    Upon furthur review.

    SCOTUS did not invalidate the VRA. It did invalidate the illegal parts Liberals used to suppress conservative voters in 15 states.
    All minorities in all 50 states now have the same voting rights enjoyed in 35 states for the last 50 years.
    All states now have the same rights to draw Congressional, state and local voting districts that 35 states have had for 50 years.
    The Gerrymandered districts Democrats used to protect liberal candidates in 15 states can now be dismantled. Eliminating up 60 Democrats from the house of Representitives and hundreds of state and local liberals.
    The hypocrits whining about the ruling really don't think conservatives should have voting rights equal to liberal voting rights.
    Pound sand y'all.

  • IHOG posted at 7:03 pm on Thu, Jun 27, 2013.

    IHOG Posts: 2486


    All the states that passed Voter ID laws offer free help giting a photo ID.
    They will locate your birth certificate for you, search baptisem records or school tanscripts. SS has recorded births and deaths since 1968. One call to SS should be all you need. If you were not born in the US you will not get a voter ID. Claiming you don't have one or can't get one may be proof you shouldn't be voting.

  • IHOG posted at 7:28 pm on Thu, Jun 27, 2013.

    IHOG Posts: 2486


    SCOTUS didn't say DOMA was illegal. It said DOMA passed bt congress was illegal but left it open for individual states to pass their own version of DOMA.
    It makes no difference to most conservative wheather Queers shack up overnight, permantly or claim (?) they are married. Common law marriges are just as valid. Both are a domestic partnership contract.

  • IHOG posted at 8:33 pm on Thu, Jun 27, 2013.

    IHOG Posts: 2486


    The numbers of 11 million non citizen voters are what the seven liberal states reported. They braq about how Democratic they are because they let anyone and everyone vote. Citizen or not. Even forighn tourists can vote in California.
    How many vote liberal is only as accurate as the state polling data that says 90 + % vote liberal.
    3% say they don't know who they voted for. No ballot in their native language so they just pushed the button indicated by the voting officials.

  • kevjlang posted at 10:30 pm on Thu, Jun 27, 2013.

    kevjlang Posts: 4036

    For Obama, it's immaterial who is allowed to vote in State Assembly and Senate elections. California is not allowed to let non-citizens vote for President, US Senate, or US House. If you can point me to references that state that they were allowed, I'd appreciate it. In any event, though, if CA let 11 million non citizens vote liberal, the fact of the matter is that the citizen vote is still enough to keep CA a Blue state. So, Obama didn't win because CA let some non-citizens vote for him.

    You see to be a staunch proponent of State's rights. Yet, you seem to be opposed to states being able to run their elections as they see fit.