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  •  He will get to vote. (0+ / 0-)

    Star Telegram:

    The legendary Texas political figure was able to get a state-issued personal identification card because his assistant dug through boxes of records at his office until she found a certified copy of his birth certificate, which was one of the pieces of ID needed.

    Other officials — such as gubernatorial candidates Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, a Republican, and state Sen. Wendy Davis, a Fort Worth Democrat — experienced minor snags with the law.

    In both cases, the candidates had to sign an affidavit to let them vote because the names on their driver licenses and voter certificates were slightly different but “substantially similar.”

    I am surprised that he thought he could get a new ID without his birth certificate or another acceptable document.

    As for politicians making a big deal out of a minor nuisances, Greg Abbott, Wendy Davis and a judge made headlines because a poll worker notes that their voter registration didn't exactly match their ID and asked them to sign a sheet while offering them a form which would have led to a change in their voter registration record so that it would match in future elections.

    BTW: I plan to be a Davis Delegate to next year's Texas Democratic Convention.

    I, for one, have no problem being led by a 3500 year old Pharaoh who was trained by space aliens on a distant star.

    by Tomtech on Mon Nov 04, 2013 at 06:20:07 PM PST

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