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New voting rules make getting Latinos to polls harder than ever

Every month for the next two decades, 50,000 Latinos will turn 18 years old. With that many new eligible voters and dramatic population growth expected, Latinos could dominate voting in the Southwest, particularly Texas, Arizona, New Mexico and Colorado. (with videos)... Read more»

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Aug 13, 2012, 4:15 pm
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Uhhhh…isn’t this profiling? Profiling latinos? Wait a minute…whenever I read a story about Joe Arpaio, I read accusations that he’s profiling Latinos and that it’s bad. But, now we’re doing it for a voting thing and it’s OK now? Huh? I’m so confused.

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Aug 14, 2012, 1:50 pm
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Do all of these “undocumented citizens” have Social Security Numbers? Or do they all not work, or work for cash under the table only?

Even when I received my Social Security Number in 1963 (I found the paperwork when my last parent died) you were required to present one of the following: (a) a valid birth certificate showing you were born in the US, (b) a valid US Passport, or (c) Federal certificate of naturalization.

By the time my first daughter was born, 26 years ago, I was not allowed to take her home until the paperwork was done to apply for a Certificate of Live Birth and an application for her Social Security Number.

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Aug 14, 2012, 3:01 pm
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@RealityObserver

None of those documents are valid proof under the voter ID laws.

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Rachael P. Torres – Austin, Texas
Austin community activist/campaign worker Rachael Torres grew up in East Austin where she witnessed an influx of non-Latinos into the predominantly Latino neighborhood. Voting is important to Torres who recalls her grandmother walking up to a mile to pay a poll tax to vote.
'Voting means to me, well as an American, that I have that right. As a woman, that I have that right. I know that there are lots of countries that women can’t do a lot of things and voting is one of them…people fought for that right and if we don’t use it, it was all for naught.'

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