WE’RE CONCERNED ABOUT: Voter Suppression in Texas

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Worrisome news out of Texas. A new Republic-backed bill quietly passed Texas’ Senate today which would require voters show official IDs before their turn at the ballot box.

While the initiative is still a few rounds away from enactment, it’s raising considerable eyebrows nationwide. Its GOP backer pushed the initiative on an anti voter-fraud platform — despite assurances from Texas democrats that fraud had not been an issue in recent elections.

Texas Democrats are concerned that such a law would discourage under-represented minorities, seniors, poor folk and the physically challenged from voting.

We worry that it stinks of Jim Crow-era disenfranchisement which has no place in 2009 America.

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2 Responses to “WE’RE CONCERNED ABOUT: Voter Suppression in Texas”

  1. […] WE’RE CONCERNED ABOUT: Voter Suppression in Texas « TRANSRACIAL […]

  2. […] during debates over voter identification requirements current going on in Texas — a move we’ve written about before and whole-heartedly do NOT […]

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