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New Voter ID Laws Trying to Make Women's Vote Not Count

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  • Democrat
    California
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    Please google "TX District Court Judge Sandra Watts and Voter ID Laws" You will see where she tried to vote in her own courthouse where they KNEW her and because her driver license name and voter id card had her maiden name different, she had to sign affadvit and was told to bring back her original birth certificate or marriage license 6 days after the election and then her provisional vote MIGHT count depending on the discretion of the election official. This clearly republicans trying to stop not only women from voting but the miniorities so they can win.
  • Liberal Democrat
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    Colorado Springs, CO
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    Several of the MSNBC journalists covered the Judge Sandra Watts story in trying to vote. However, I did a search of the Fox News website, typing in "Sandra Watts," and the only thing that comes up is Sandra Lee. I suppose her story didn't meet the "Fox Standards" for reporting.

    I hope her message travels far and wide across Texas...but it won't happen unless all the media cover it.

    ThinkProgress, October 23, 2013: Texas Judge Almost Blocked From Voting Because Of New Voter ID Law

    "As she told local channel Kiii News, 117th District Court Judge Sandra Watts was flagged for possible voter fraud because her driver’s license lists her maiden name as her middle name, while her voter registration form has her real middle name. This was the first time she has ever had a problem voting in 49 years. “What I have used for voter registration and for identification for the last 52 years was not sufficient yesterday when I went to vote,” she said."

    "While Watts, as an experienced judge, is familiar with the intricacies of election law, the people most likely to be stopped at the polls will be less informed about their rights. Low-income voters, minorities, students and seniors disproportionately lack the required identification — a fact that prompted the Justice Department and several federal judges to block the law under now-defunct provisions in the Voting Rights Act. After public outcry, Texas officials said they would distribute a free voter ID to eligible recipients who applied for one. As of this week, however, just 41 people received free IDs, out of the 1.4 million Texas voters who lack the required documents."


    Married women and minorities are being systematically disenfranchised in Texas, and that does not bode well for Wendy Davis in her campaign for Governor.