Supreme Court allows Texas to enforce new voter ID law for November election

WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court said Saturday that Texas can use its controversial new voter identification law for the November election.

A majority of the justices rejected an emergency request from the Justice Department and civil rights groups to prohibit the state from requiring voters to produce certain forms of photo identification in order to cast ballots. Three justices dissented.

The law was struck down by a federal judge last week, but a federal appeals court had put that ruling on hold. The judge found that roughly 600,000 voters, many of them black or Latino, could be turned away at the polls because they lack acceptable identification. Early voting in Texas begins Monday.

65 Comments - what are your thoughts?

  • ERB says:

    SCOTUS has no authority one way or the other on voting issues
    Are You Willing To Know The Truth?

  • Joe LoCicero says:

    How hard would it be to get an ID? Civil rights and other concerned organizations can help people who need help in getting an ID. Seems reasonable to show proof that one has the “right” to vote. There is no credible argument against IDs. Voting is so critical to country. My Mom is 96 and we helped her get a photo ID after She stopped driving. It was very simple to do!

  • 862 says:

    good news . you need a ID just to buy a cold pill or walk into that fed court house . No reason for anyone not to have ID . Easy to get . Bet them ghetto losers have no problem getting to the liquor store and the crack house but they can’t find a way to get to the mail box or court house or SS office or…..

  • defiant1 says:

    Voter ID should be required in every state of the US. And I don’t like the statement that SCOTUS allows TX to enforce voter ID; SCOTUS is not the be all, end all. I am 72 and had to show Fed Ex my ID and sign for 4 bottles of wine delivered to my home. I have to show ID and Med Card when I go to Kaiser for health care. I show my ID when I go to the polls yet told it is not necessary but poll judge always says it should be required. Why, because illegal aliens vote here in MoCo, MD, a progressive/Marxist stronghold although there are a few of us conservatives still standing strong. Oh yes, the illegals are coddled and respected by the progressives/Marxists more than I, an American citizen. Their votes are paid for by the progressive with my taxes!

    1. Gloria Bouillion says:

      100% best post for tonight, defiant1. Right on, we’re treated like criminals while the real criminals are enjoying a free ride on our dime! God help us all.

    2. Steve Thomas says:

      You’re right. I have had to show an ID to vote every time I can remember. Must be because I’m white. I guess it’s not racist if they harass white boys. -:)-:)

      1. ken51136 says:

        I call this no ID voting a racist harassment of honest American Voters.

        1. gene1357 says:

          It is also disenfranchising to legal voters.

  • LibertyLane says:

    SCOTUS does NOT allow. The Constitution does! SCOTUS IS NOT the end all decision maker. It is the Constitution. We are a Constitutional Republic, not a democracy wherein the rules are decided by a majority mob, or the fashion of the day!

  • UpstateNY says:

    Recently, I needed proper ID to get on an airplane.
    Others include:
    Buy alcohol, rent a hotel room, use a credit card. I am running out of time to list more.

    1. mythoughtsare says:

      Picture I.D. should be required for welfare!!!!

      1. fort9erdon says:

        I can think of many things that should be required for welfare. 1. Picture ID. 2. drug tests, at least once a year scheduled, and at least once a year random, zero notice. 3. Limits on the number of dependents welfare will pay for. For example, if you have one child when you enter the welfare system, the max welfare will EVER pay for, is you and one child. If you have a second child, a third, a fourth, or even a 9th, welfare will pay you for ONE CHILD! NO EXCEPTIONS 4. Welfare for US CITIZENS ONLY! If you are in this country illegally, or even legally on a work permt or visa, you don’t get welfare. 5. NO SUCH THING AS AN ANCHOR BABY! And that’s all I have time for today, but yall get the idea.

        1. mythoughtsare says:

          You are soooo right!

        2. Steve Thomas says:

          I’ve been saying that for years too!!!

  • edgineer says:

    I am absolutely convinced BO won the 2012 election because of cheating. Imagine how we would be doing if Romney were President.,

    1. I Seigel says:

      If Romney would have been elected, you can be sure it would have been because of cheating. In fact, I’m absolutely convinced that every Republican won election in 2012 because of cheating.

      Neither of us have any proof, but we’re “absolutely convinced”, nevertheless.

      1. edgineer says:

        On November 5 2012, every poll showed the election to be a dead heat with no winner predictable. On November 7 we hear that BO won by 3.6%. That is well outside the error factor for the polls. and proves that at least 2.6% of the votes cast for BO were fraudulent. You sir, are a lying POS.

        1. I Seigel says:

          “Every poll”, huh? Nice try. Try to pull that on some moron, like the folks here, who have a sieve of a memory or weren’t paying attention. Your idiotic lies wont work on me, you POS.

          1. edgineer says:

            You are too dumb to be human. What planet are you from?

          2. I Seigel says:

            A better question is what cave do YOU live in? And no answer to my question? Interesting, but I’m not surprised.

          3. The_Frog_Prince says:

            The typical voter fraud inmate was a registered Democrat boob.

          4. I Seigel says:

            Please post a link to back up your “facts”. “Typical” ? “Inmate”? I have not heard about these.

          5. The_Frog_Prince says:

            We will as soon as you do you blabbering Moron. Now STFU and go read the Huffington Post and let the rest of us have an adult conversation.

          6. I Seigel says:

            Who here is having an “adult conversation”? All I see is a bunch of sniveling and whining about unproven fraud and the little Hog Prince who can’t produce any facts. Welcome to the Monkey House.

          7. The_Frog_Prince says:

            So here’s what you do IDIOT. Stop looking in the mirror at your sniveling, whining progressive azz wipe self and scram.

          8. I Seigel says:

            Say what now? Listen Hog Prick, I mean Frog Prick, er, Prince. Edgineer and I were having a nice pleasant exchange, a meeting of the minds, if you will. Then you showed up and spoiled our fun. Now you go run along now and go back to Sesame Street or King of the Hill or The View or whatever challenges you these days.

          9. The_Frog_Prince says:

            You have no mind to meet you progressive azz wipe so shove off idiot.

          10. I Seigel says:


            Hey Kermit, looking over your posts in this thread, I see you’ve contributed absolutely NOTHING to the conversation. Just a bunch of 3 and 4-letter name calling, which I’m sure is the extent of your vocabulary. At least Edgineer presented his version of some facts, a basis to have a discussion. What have you contributed?

            You made a statement: “The typical voter fraud inmate was a registered Democrat boob”. Present ANY actual fact to back up your claim, or STFU. Or agree that my original post is valid, which is that we can all make any claim we want, and without any proof, we’re all right and we’re all wrong. It’s all just hot, meaningless air.

          11. The_Frog_Prince says:

            Hey Numb Nuts. Looking over any comments you have ever made I see that you always have ZERO to contribute so STFU and move on and stop displaying what an idiot you are. You have a reputation as a troll. Imagine that Troll.

          12. I Seigel says:

            And still nothing….

          13. The_Frog_Prince says:

            I noticed that myself. Your one brain cell gets restless does it? LMAO Your reputation as a TROLL is justified.

          14. I Seigel says:

            As is your reputation as a moronic leech. Oh sorry, my apologies to leeches everywhere.

          15. The_Frog_Prince says:

            blah, blah, blah, blah You fit right in with the other progressive trolls on the internet. You’re an idiot son.

          16. The_Frog_Prince says:

            You’re proving yourself to be the idiot you are so keep banging at that keyboard loon.

        2. I Seigel says:

          Let me ask you something, Mr S**t-for-Brains. Since you seem to have all the statistics at your fingertips, tell me this: what is the profile of the typical fraudulent voter? Hispanic? White Republican? American Indian woman? Asian? Student Democrat? Tell me – who are “they”?

      2. The_Frog_Prince says:

        The difference is your’e a loon and edgineer isn’t.

    2. rickouellette says:

      Exactly-with the help of the IRS, ballot box stuffing, double voting and the cemetary crowd Obama and his 40 thieves were able to steal another one. Scenario if Romeny were president: Vibrant economy, a stable Iraq with no ISIS, dignity restored to the White House, US stature elevated around the world (no apology tour), Putin reined in, no scandals, no Czars, no 100K per year dog trainer, no 25 attendants for the First Lady, no weekly fund raisers/golf, DOJ and IRS would be impartial as opposed to arms of the democrat party, Air Force One would be allowed to cool down, military would not have been cut by 90,000 troops, government would not have expanded by 150,000 non essential jobs, obamacare would not have seen the light of day and the VP would have both feet on the ground in lieu of having one in his mouth Good Luck America !!!

      1. I Seigel says:

        Mr Ouelette, since you seem to be so good at fortune-telling and seeing the future, I’m sure you bought Yahoo when it was at 10, and you probably are a whiz at the race track and one of the best stock pickers on Wall Street. Tell me, is it just a gift you have or do you get insider information? Do you channel baby Jesus, or Warren Buffet? Will Hillary win in 2016? What’s next for Kim and Kanye? Will Superman defeat Batman?

        1. rickouellette says:

          You have become too childish for me. I thought I was communicating with an adult . It is not the first time I have been wrong., I have been around a long time and have seen politicians of all stripes. I and many others did not buy into the Obama hype and we knew he was all talk. I view Romney as a solid businessman and a good decent person who would have been good for America. As a nice person, Romney has difficulty getting down into the dirt of politics that Obama grew up in. I stand by every word that I have written about Romney. Similarly, if you had the guts to do so, you would admit that you erred in voting for Obama. However, since you appear to be all mouth I really do not expect to hear anything from you except the tripe you have been posting. Oh! In reference to the gift that you say I have, and that you apparently lack, is known as common sense. Good Luck America !!!

          1. I Seigel says:

            Whether you’re (we’re) trying to change someone’s mind or just echoing and venting, it has to be something that fulfills us to some extent. For me to spend some of my time dealing with people here who don’t believe in newspapers, science or history, that includes keeping a good sense of humor. 24/7 of slamming and whining and repeating the same old tired rants is boring. So I choose to inject some irony, sarcasm and humor to break it up a little. That doesn’t make me childish. It makes me sane and well-balanced and helps me to keep a healthy perspective on what is truly important in my life. YMMV.

    3. rickouellette says:

      According to what i read on Political Forum, there were some shenanigans going on in the democrat camp in 2012. Those folks have grown accustomed to buying votes and a fair election is not in their playbook. They resort to cheating because they feel they cannot win on a level playing field. Good Luck America !!!

  • Thomas Goss says:

    I think that EVERY state should have such a law. If your a LEGAL citizen of this country you should have proper identification to vote.

    1. gene1357 says:

      It’s you’re, not your. If you’re smart enough to post on line, you’re expected to spell your contraction correctly. Don’t look like a dolt.

      1. mythoughtsare says:

        What a nasty reply!!! If you can read it, it’s fine! Some really smart people have dislexia which prohibits them from spelling correctly! My son is one of them. He has a high I.Q. but can’t spell well!

        1. fort9erdon says:

          mythoughtsare, …. What the hell are you, …..the spelling police? His spelling does NOT make him look like a dolt, but your nasty reply sure made you look like an ass. CHILL!! We understood what he was saying.

          1. mythoughtsare says:

            I think your reply was sent to the wrong person! I was defending Mr. Goss !

          2. gene1357 says:

            Goss needs no one to speak for him. If he is a thinking man, he will not make the error again. I would hope he appreciates the correction. I care not what anyone else thinks of my post. If I had made such an error, I’d not be offended; I would be edified.

          3. ken51136 says:

            Your Reply was about ( gene1357 ). Look again.

          4. fort9erdon says:

            My apology, but what I said applys too and is meant for gene1357, and I stand by it for him. Some people are just too caught up in spelling, punctuation, proper use of words. What we are really doing here is sharing ideas and thoughts, which do not need to be muddled up by someone with a superiority complex, and a desire to demonstrate to the rest of us peons how intelligent they are.

        2. gene1357 says:

          Conservatives must have credibility. It was an attempt at edification. Liberals want to portray us as rednecks, trailer trash, bumpkins and farmers.

          1. mythoughtsare says:

            Soooo?? What is wrong with them being conservatives?
            What is wrong with being a farmer etc. ?? Jeff Foxworthy is a redneck and I’m sure he has credibility !!

          2. gene1357 says:

            You don’t know many egghead liberals, do you? And by the way, what business is any of this of yours?
            Did you notice that the writer has registered no objection?

          3. mythoughtsare says:

            Where is it written who has the right to reply? The writer probably has not registered an opinion because he has more class than you.

          4. gene1357 says:

            So now you are a mind reader. Bug off!

          5. mythoughtsare says:

            No, I am not a mind reader. If you will read my statement, I said probably which means that I was guessing.

      2. cyclemama33 says:

        gene1367, who cares if someone spells a word wrong. That’s not the point these people are making.

        1. mythoughtsare says:

          It seems that the more people text, the worse their spelling gets! LOL

          1. gene1357 says:

            An astute observation, and quite accurate.

        2. gene1357 says:

          I care. Everyone here should care. He used the wrong word, incidentally, but spelled it correctly. People who’s writings appear in the public domain should be responsible.

    2. rmagnano says:

      Who today does not have some sort of a picture ID? Without which no one can drive, get a perscription, by beer, cigarettes, get on a plane, open a checking or savings account, cash a check, just a few reasons. But if your in jail, or an institution, your might not need one.

      1. Steve Thomas says:

        You left out: use food stamps, cash a welfare check,and get an obama phone. So, you see, voter ID will not “turn away” blacks.

      2. cyclemama33 says:

        Also if you are an illegal that comes across the border that Ovomit promised to take care of , then they don’t need any ID, they can vote anyway if they are going to vote for the Democ-rats.

        1. rmagnano says:

          Yes, what a bunch of mindless ?leaders? on both sides. A Russian comedian had a line about America, with longue in cheek ,”What a country” I think his name was Yacoff Schmirnoff. I am soo concerned for the future for my Grand and Great Grand children.

    3. Gloria Bouillion says:

      Amen! God bless America again

  • garyinaz66 says:

    Voter Fraud in Arizona’s 2014 Election? You be the Judge. Video and more. Find out what this thug was saying to A. J. LaFaro, the Chairman of Maricopa County Republican Party. WARNING: Very foul language.

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