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9 States Besides Texas That Are Making It Harder for Women to Vote

"Controversial voter ID laws, which GOP proponents say are intended to prevent the (pretty much non-existent) crime of voting fraud, are nothing new, and they have been criticized for targeting low-income voters, young people, and minorities. But Texas’s newly enforced voter ID law has put a spotlight on another group of voters that will be disproportionately affected by these rules. Not only must Texas voters present government-issue photo IDs to vote, but now poll workers are required under the law to check these IDs against an official voting registry to determine if the two names "substantially" match. That means that a woman who updated her voter registration when she got married, but not her driver’s license or passport (and vice versa), could face additional hurdles in getting her ballot counted."

Lovely.

  1. c0nstantrecov3ry reblogged this from southernrepublicangirl and added:
    This is saying that if a woman did not change her name after she got married, that it can be difficult to vote because...
  2. algernopkriegers reblogged this from freedomequalitywholeness
  3. freedomequalitywholeness reblogged this from the-secret-vegan
  4. dark999999 reblogged this from the-secret-vegan and added:
    And of course being a registered voter that is also important.
  5. tachyonemc2 reblogged this from the-secret-vegan
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  7. the-secret-vegan reblogged this from savinggallifrey and added:
    Stars are for States where laws are not full in effect yet … PA has a star for that reason. Last year it was ruled that...
  8. savinggallifrey reblogged this from the-secret-vegan and added:
    correction: PA asks for photo id but you are not required to show it I’m guessing it’s the same in some other states as...
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  13. ilovegiants reblogged this from the-secret-vegan and added:
    I’m sorry.. But I don’t disagree with this. As an American Citizen it is your right to vote. It isn’t the right for...
  14. scarletstarletandthewanderthirst reblogged this from the-secret-vegan
  15. mirandasherrell reblogged this from the-secret-vegan and added:
    Washington??????
  16. bigloverman reblogged this from the-secret-vegan and added:
    Damn shame
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  19. razielim reblogged this from the-secret-vegan and added:
    Why would you not update your DRIVER’S LICENSE? This is stupid. Also, there’s nothing so difficult about voting in...
  20. rockoutbitches reblogged this from the-secret-vegan
  21. b3kk4h reblogged this from a-modest-mans-only-rebel-son
  22. a-modest-mans-only-rebel-son reblogged this from arizona-republican and added:
    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
  23. cranial-bakery reblogged this from xion1212 and added:
    OMG, filling out paper work and sitting in the DMV for hours was SOOOOOO HARD for my widdle female bwain to handle!...
  24. maxwellington-the-third reblogged this from philbatrax and added:
    Wait…Really? Part of the whole marriage process is changing your last name, if you’re the kind to do that. Which means a...
  25. philbatrax reblogged this from maxwellington-the-third and added:
    In case they got married and changed their name and didn’t correctly update their names on the voter registry. That’s...
  26. lilyofpeace reblogged this from sentimental-slop and added:
    I just don’t even have a responce anymore. Always the victim…..
  27. shes-a-diamond-a-shiny-diamond reblogged this from sentimental-slop