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  •  Try getting to the Moter Veh Office in Texas (1+ / 0-)
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    joe wobblie

    if you have no car. The conservatives have closed half of them in the last two decades and there are few on bus systems, even if you have half a day to spend riding the bus.

    Then when you get there the lines are always very long, and the clerks are not that well trained.

    Technically Texas has motor vehicle voters registration, but the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles either does not offer registration (especially to minorities) or they lose the cards. Even if the registration gets through those hurdles the office in Austin is supposed to compare the name and address to the driver's license or the last four digits of the SSN. If there is no a perfect match they are supposed to send a notice to the potential voter, but an amazing number never get that notice.

    Complicate the system sufficiently and the wrong people will only rarely get through it to get registered, especially when there are evangelicals throughout the system ready to prevent 'the wrong people' from being registered.

    The US Supreme Court has by it's actions and rhetoric ceased to be legitimate. Whiskey Tango Foxtrot - over

    by Rick B on Sat May 19, 2012 at 02:59:01 PM PDT

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