Friday, October 25, 2013

The Republican War on Women, Cont.

The troglodytes (a.k.a., Republicans) in Texas are pulling out all the stops to delay the inevitable turning of Texas from red to blue:
Texas’ new voter ID law, set to go into effect on Nov. 5, requires individuals to provide a photo ID featuring their legally recognized name in order to vote. It’s well-documented that such laws disproportionately disenfranchise low-income voters, people of color, students and the elderly, but married women and transgender people (some of whom are married women) are also among those likely to be impacted by the new law.

According to recent data, 34 percent of voting-age women do not have a document that currently reflects their current legal name. Among transgender women and men, the number is 41 percent. That is a lot of people who no longer meet the current requirements, and who may be hard-pressed to get a valid ID in time for the November election.
They must be petrified of Wendy Davis.

And lookee who they snared in their "voter fraud" net:
A Texas district judge who has been voting for the past five decades was almost barred from the polls Tuesday, thanks to the state’s newly implemented, stricter voter ID law. The law kicked in on Tuesday as early voting in Texas’ November 5 election began. 

Oh, by the way, how's that re-branding coming along?

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