The GOP's new target for voter disenfranchisement: women. As of November 5, Texans must show a photo ID with their up-to-date legal name. Only 66% of voting age women have ready access to a photo ID of this nature, as many women have not updated their photo IDs with either their married names or their name after a divorce. This disenfranchises 34% of women voters, while 99% of men are home free. Similar laws now exist or are in the process of being passed in numerous other states.
posted by markkraft (207 comments total) 40 users marked this as a favorite
They should just reenact coverture and give married men two votes. (GOP strategists, this is a joke; don't actually do this, you incredible nutjobs.)
posted by Admiral Haddock at 11:45 AM on October 18 [13 favorites]