GOP ~ ALEC Behind Voter Suppression in 34 States | ALEC | American Legislative Exchange Council | "I don't want everybody to vote ... our leverage in the elections quite candidly goes up as the voting populace goes down." --Paul Weyrich, ALEC founder
More voter suppression: Ms. Applewhite said she has voted in every election since she voted for John F. Kennedy in 1962, but this year, Pennsylvania’s harsh new voter ID law means that she and the others who have no government issued photo ID will be unable to cast a ballot this fall. She has been named as the plaintiff in a suit brought against the state by the NAACP and the ACLU. Good luck, Ms. Applewhite.
Voting Rights. ~78 yr old Alberta Currie, a great-granddaughter of slaves, from rural NC, is 1. Her last driver's license expired when she was 69. Currie voted in every presidential election since 1956. Born at home in the segregated South, her only birth documentation is a family bible & she is unable to obtain a birth certificate or a valid state ID that will be required for voting thanks to republicans.
Turns out the Texas Secretary of State mandated that all former names be listed on voter registration cards. To get it changed, women must go through extra step of returning the card and asking for re-issuance. No voter suppression here.