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The new Texas voter ID law had one effect with which neither side can quibble. It got Fort Worth in the national news for something besides our weather or being forever and famously known as the place where former Baptist Sunday school teacher Willie Nelson lit up his first joint.

Before the Nov. 5election, Fort Worth was ground zero for Voter ID law news. Gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis’ signing of an affidavit when she voted early and former Speaker of the U.S. House Jim Wright’s problems in getting a state-issued personal identification card both made national news.

But what hasn’t been covered nationally or even locally is how the law’s implementation, at least in Tarrant County, wasn’t quite ready for prime time.

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    • I guess it’s acceptable for thousands of dead people’s votes to be counted and it’s also acceptable for people to vote numerous times in the same election,
      now tell me again we don’t have voter fraud!

  1. Sure thing. The feds could do a much better job. And Kathleen Sebelius would be just the person to oversee it. She has extensive experience running a massive federal program. No Keystone Kops with her.

  2. Gee loyd, please tell me how that tea party kool-aid tastes. There hasn’t been the kind of voting you mention in those numbers since Lyndon Johnson was 1st elected to the US Senate. Not in the 21st century. Without a doubt that does happen in incredibly low numbers in some places but never enough to sway an election one way or the other. So statistically the number is insignificant. So while I didn’t just tell you we don’t have voter fraud, I did tell you it isn’t the problem that you and others think it is.

  3. Check out the voting violations uncovered in the last elections just in Ohio if you want some numbers.

    I’d rather drink tea party tea than eat what the lib’s are pushing!

  4. When I voted I showed the poll personnel my drivers license, Level 3 security license,Private security license and my concealed carry license. If I can have four forms of ID that are current, then these cry babies can show one.

  5. Ohio, really Loyd. As Paul pointed out voter fraud was not a bad as you made it out to be nor is in any other state. Everyone knows what the voter id laws are designed to do, except perhaps you and the over achiever Curtis. Who were you really trying to impress by showing you CC, private security license, and whatever a level 3 security license is. If that is some kind of government security clearance, based on my own experience, the government wouldn’t want you flashing those credentials around for a non security reason.

      • Loyd…..One peckerwood Bagger is too many, even if you are the Republican Leader of the United States House of Represenatives. Even normal greed-head Repugs hate the Baggers. Don’t you read the papers? What do you eat? What are you smoking. I’m putting you on my Prayer List this minute. Why do you flakes hate America?

  6. Look at the condition of America and decide who hates it. Lib’s in control, think what’s happening to this country is good? What a sick bunch you are!

  7. Loyd, Loyd, Loyd, you’re so misguided. It seems your hatred of America has warped your sense of reality. Cinsidering the rich are getting richer the poor are getting screwd left and right, the baggers are obstructing an already do nothing Cngress you should be happy happy happy.

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