U.S. attorney general requests delay in TX Voter ID case

By: By CHRIS TOMLINSON, Associated Press
By: By CHRIS TOMLINSON, Associated Press

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The U.S. attorney general's office has requested a delay in the trial over Texas's Voter ID Law, saying the state's legal maneuvering is taking up too much time.

In court documents, federal lawyers complained that lawyers representing Texas are filing repeated motions to keep Texas lawmakers from having to testify and turn over documents. Last week Texas lost one of those requests and now legislators must testify about the law, which requires voters to present a government-issued identification card to cast their ballot.

Republicans say the law is necessary to prevent fraud, but Democrats say it will prevent the poor and the elderly from voting.

The U.S. attorney general's office had agreed to a July 9 trial date, but after Texas fought subpoenas they say they now need more time.

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  • by Anonymous on Apr 26, 2012 at 05:48 AM
    This is absolutely crazy! I have NEVER in my life seen a political party (democrats) pull such blatantly crooked stunts to try and get re-elected! Eric Holder had said that this "disenfranchises" minorities who don't have ID. Is he serious??? Is he sayiong they are too stupid to go out and get ID like everyone else?? How do these same people buy their liquor, drive, or anything else without a valid ID?? If they are that stupid they SHOULDN'T be allowed to vote, although everyone in this category will obviously vote democratic (more big government, freebies and handouts). I don't even care for Romny (I liked Herman Cain) but, for the sake of this country, I pray that he beats Obama or we are doomed!
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      by Joey on Apr 26, 2012 at 01:19 PM in reply to
      Your continual whining about government handouts and freebies is becoming sickening. Nevertheless, if you insist on assuming that "everyone one in this category will obviously vote democratic", then I suppose it is safe to assume that those who poison the environment, commit fraud on government contracts, cheat on their taxes, and use the N word must vote Republican. So you liked Herman Cain, huh? You and about a dozen others. Yet, it is difficult to believe you would support a black man for President. Afterall, you are a Republican aren't you? Romney's your man. He fits all the criteria necessary to be the Republican nominee. He's really, really white. He changes his positions as much as most folks change their underwear. He has the personality of a wet pretzel. And in the great tradition of upper class entitlement, it's "his turn." Why don't you go over to Gordonville. They have a plie of trash that needs picking up. Who knows, maybe you'll find some friends or relatives.
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