MAY THE VOTER ID ODDS BE EVER IN YOUR FAVOR…
- In compliance with Texas’ new restrictive voter ID laws, Former U.S. Speaker of the House Jim Wright tried to get a voter ID card over the weekend.
- He was unable to do so because the only photo ID he has is an expired Texas driver’s license and a Texas Christian University faculty identification card, neither of which are accepted under the voter ID law.
Other notable Texans, including gubernatorial candidate State Senator Wendy Davis and her challenger Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott (the lawyer who argued for these laws) both ran into difficultly while trying to vote early.
Why We Should Care
- Under Texas’ new voter ID law, student IDs and out-of-state driver’s licenses and IDs will not be accepted at the polls.
“I earnestly hope these unduly stringent requirements on voters won’t dramatically reduce the number of people who vote. I think they will reduce the number to some extent,” Former Speaker Jim Wright.
Our Time Opinion
When former and current government officials experience problems with voter ID laws, how can we expect the elderly, the poor, and students to get access to the proper identification? Sign our petition to protect voting rights for all: ourtime.org/vra