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Is MSNBC really this stupid?

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by old_tony, Jul 12, 2014.

  1. old_tony

    old_tony Well-Known Member

    The network's Facebook page put out a post all worked up over the fact that an out-of-state driver's license is not acceptable ID according to Texas' voter ID law.

    http://youngcons.com/msnbc-is-completely-dumbfounded-by-the-most-laughable-thing-ever/

    They are aware that an out-of-state driver's license is proof that the person lives in a different state, aren't they?
     
  2. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    So if I move to Florida tomorrow I don't live there until I have a Florida driver's license?
     
  3. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    You have, typically, 90 days to get that fixed.

    In a younger day, when i was a bit more careless about my essential paper work, I went to the bank to cash a check and I produced my (expired) DL. Teller refused to cash it. Me: "The DL may be expired, but I am not."
     
  4. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Did that mean you didn't live in that state?
     
  5. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    It was a Virginia DL and we were in Virginia. My name and SSN on both the DL and the bank account. She was just being difficult. We worked it out.
     
  6. fossywriter8

    fossywriter8 Active Member

    No, it means you can't use an out-of-state driver's license to prove your residency in your new state.
     
  7. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    So indeed it does not mean a person lives in another state, as the original poster believes.
     
  8. old_tony

    old_tony Well-Known Member

    If you're using a driver's license from Ohio as your identification, you're showing that you live in Ohio. If you've moved from Ohio to Texas, it is your responsibility to get your Texas driver's license.
     
  9. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    You usually post incorrect assumptions, so I'm not surprised you continue to do so when everything between your two posts in this thread show you are incorrect.
     
  10. albert77

    albert77 Well-Known Member

    What part of the words prove and proof do you not understand? Showing an Ohio drivers license to prove you live in Texas is no proof at all. It doesn't prove that you live where you say you live. How hard is that to understand?
     
  11. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    http://www.txdps.state.tx.us/driverlicense/nonmilitaryrenewal.htm

    A new driver license or ID card will be mailed within 45 days after DPS receives the request.

    So can they vote with the paper copy of their license since it will take 45 days to get the new one?
     
  12. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    OK, I guess you have to apply for one of these...

    http://www.dps.texas.gov/DriverLicense/electionID.htm

    And then I guess you have to come back and do another process if you want to vote...

    http://www.yourhoustonnews.com/cleveland/news/mobile-stations-to-issue-election-identification-certificates-across-texas-beginning/article_5d64dedd-fab3-56fc-948c-b54c3b9b866d.html?TNNoMobile

    Basically, they are making harder to vote for people who have recently moved to Texas.
     
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