Texas Republicans are disenfranchising their strongest demographics.
bit of nonsense in Texas, thanks to the state's new stringent voted ID laws:
Tarrant County [Texas] Elections Administrator Steve Raborn said Saturday that people who might find themselves in a similar situation should cast a provisional ballot and obtain identification needed to “cure” it within six days. […]
Raborn's office reached out to people who might have expired driver licenses, such as those who live in nursing homes, to let them know that the license can be expired by no more than two months to be a valid photo ID for voting. […]
90-year-old Jim Wright, the former speaker of the House, was prevented from voting because of this requirement, one which disproportionately affects seniors with lapsed IDs.
Now consider this, from the 2012 presidential national exit polls:
What kind of moron party disenfranchises its most reliable voters? And not just seniors, who make up a massive proportion of non-presidential year turnout. Married women too
. And guess how married
So Republicans, in their zeal to disenfranchise brown and young people, have created a voter ID law that solves a non-existent problem and subsequently disenfranchises two of their most important base groups.
We knew the GOP was stupid. This notches it up to a whole new level.