New Texas Voter ID Laws Roll the Clock Back to 1900

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October 16, 2013 by gabnormal

This fall new voter ID laws in Texas will be in effect for the first time since SCOTUS struck down the Voting Rights Act this past summer.

If you’re a woman in Texas and you want to vote in the upcoming election, the new laws will require photo ID’s that match your current name.

Quite obviously, many married women take their husbands last name. Then some of them get divorced and often don’t bother going through the hassle of changing their name back. In this case, there’s about a bajillion miles of red tape to go through in order to vote. Someone with an ID that doesn’t match their current name must show proof of name change via original or certified copy of their marriage license, divorce decree, or court ordered name change. Photocopies aren’t accepted.

Who the hell keeps track of those things? Let’s not even go into the fact that it costs between $22-$42 dollars to get another copy of either document from the state capital.

To break it down quite simply, this is a law that the GOP has enforced because they “fear” voter identification fraud, because it happens all the time; all 37 times in the entire state of Texas over the last 13 years and 10 months. This law also only effects a portion of the population, and that portion primarily votes Democrat.

We’re beginning to see a coincidence here….

Oh, and did we forget? This problem never effects men.

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