More voter suppression: New Texas voter identification laws could be really meant to suppress women’s votes. The law states that a person’s identification must match the current name. That means women who take their husband’s name will be required to get additional documentation before they can vote.
As Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott has repeatedly said, “Almost every single person either has a valid photo ID … or it is very easy to get one.” What they don’t say, however, is that the people who don’t are largely married women who have taken their husband’s name.
In fact, only 66% of women have an ID that reflects their current name. If any voter is using name different than what appears on their birth certificate, the voter is required to show proof of name change by providing an original or certified copy of their marriage license, divorce decree, or court ordered name change. Photocopies aren’t accepted. Source: Policy Mic
Now that Texas is changing to purple and possibly blue, the Republicans will try their darnedest to keep it red. It’s clear that diversity isn’t on their side, but they will cheat to keep winning.