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About Jim Crow is.
Voter ID similar absolutely even to murder even to lynchings it's the same thing in many ways to look we can argue that is not as violent.
It's not -- bloody.
Bottom line is what kind of effect does it happen.
Jim Crow is dead and buried.
But -- -- crow Esquire is alive and well more insidious and trickier than ever before it.
And that was an exchange between my Fox News colleague Eric Shawn.
In the senior vice president for advocacy and policy at the NAACP.
Voter identification laws to Jim Crow.
Up to and including lynching by a different means.
And this is power play Internet and we are here live at Georgetown university's.
Internet it is very fitting that one of the lawmakers joining us today is a graduate of this fine institution.
Please welcome to the very big show congressman Henry Cuellar he represents a 28 district of Texas he's a Democrat.
And that district starts down in the radio.
Down on the US Mexico border and goes all the way up to the outskirts of San Antonio is that about right inside of San Antonio and some sort of send you get the river walk is a place.
My health is not one block away he's very cool now -- the question is.
For you you also.
After -- left Georgetown and no doubt -- will -- do something equally as impressive with your degree eagle Gloria that's -- you can.
Maybe you left the big east so I'm -- -- I don't it doesn't bother me anymore.
But you were secretary of state of Texas that's right 2001 you were secretary of state of Texas.
You have to enforce those laws you have to deal with these issues.
This is blown up into massive scale and may be -- no district are no state.
As much as your -- What do you say to the accusation that.
What Republicans in Texas and other states are doing with identification laws making -- show their ID.
When they go to cast their ballots the NAACP and other groups have come out very hard about this where do you stand.
Well first of all I agree that we have to make sure we keep the voters' confidence in our electoral system we got to make sure we prevent.
Voter fraud we don't have a problem with that but the problem is this is what sort of photo ID I don't have upon with a photo ID I agree with the US Supreme Court.
I agree with the US Supreme Court that photo IDs are fine.
It just depends what sort of photo ID that you have to use in Texas it's a very restricted one that they're calling for.
But let's look what the problem is Chris first long the last ten years in the -- of Texas has been one.
-- that's been prosecutor on any of photo ID type of situation that is in person.
The rest of cases have been in you know they -- season absentee voting.
So the problem is if somebody somewhere in the house and they fill out one of those absentee voted that initial voter ID.
But it has been only one case in the last ten years would -- in person voting.
What's a problem.
As a former secretary stating keep this in mind Democrat working with Rick Perry Rick Perry was I was -- -- -- -- -- -- Republican idiot out -- -- Bipartisanship.
You know there's sort of a law that says that -- you can get prosecuted up to ten years -- illegal voting ten years 101000.
Voter or if you -- in the federal law it's up to five or so there's sort of penalties out.
The problem is we -- -- allow different types of voter ID because it was only a deep as keep in -- tech has 254 counties.
81 count -- do not have a PS office there.
Payment that some people have to problem in 76 miles -- trip to get one of those -- so why not allow the types of photo IDs.
I would prevent voter of the problems but when you look at it this could mean that 600.
To 800000 people didn't are registered voters and don't have that type of bug driver license or BP has I -- laws like this racist.
No I would say that's how you know I'm not I I used to be a former state legislator in Texas and I give people -- the benefit of doubt.
That they're they're not racist but we gotta make sure that the repercussions don't affect Hispanics.
Or other minorities because in the state of Texas.
Most Hispanics will -- in that category this 1400000.
That don't have an ID boy is given up for money around congress.
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