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Fri Oct 18, 2013, 10:34 PM

Texas Republicans Find A Way To Disenfranchise Women Voters

They’ve targeted Blacks, Latinos and college students. Now Texas has come up with a Voter ID law that will disproportionately affect women – the constituency they most fear will support Wendy Davis.

Women are Wendy Davis’ natural base. Her eleven-hour filibuster of an abortion bill that closed family planning clinics in Texas is the reason she has the name recognition and the political capital to make a run for governor. Anti-choice groups who have never before had to spend money opposing a pro-choice candidate are scrambling to form political action groups to run ads against her. Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, the man who is most likely to be her opponent, has been touting himself as the real pro-woman candidate for his success at collecting back child support from deadbeat dads. Now, Republicans have found what they hope will be a more reliable plan than trying to persuade women that Republicans have their best interest at heart:

Don’t let women vote.

Think Progress reports that as of November 5, Texans must show a photo ID with their up-to-date legal name. It sounds like such a small thing, but according to the Brennan Center for Justice, only 66% of voting age women have ready access to a photo document that will attest to proof of citizenship. This is largely because young women have not updated their documents with their married names, a circumstance that doesn’t affect male voters in any significant way. Suddenly 34% of women voters are scrambling for an acceptable ID, while 99% of men are home free.

http://thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/texas-republicans-find-a-way-to-disenfranchise-women-voters/news/2013/10/17/77023#.UmHvUBA8H-6

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Reply Texas Republicans Find A Way To Disenfranchise Women Voters (Original post)
morningfog Oct 2013 OP
Faryn Balyncd Oct 2013 #1
LisaLynne Oct 2013 #2
Faryn Balyncd Oct 2013 #5
brer cat Oct 2013 #3
texanwitch Oct 2013 #4
jsr Oct 2013 #6
Quantess Oct 2013 #23
libdem4life Oct 2013 #7
theHandpuppet Oct 2013 #8
kestrel91316 Oct 2013 #9
morningfog Oct 2013 #10
kestrel91316 Oct 2013 #11
Skittles Oct 2013 #12
kestrel91316 Oct 2013 #13
Skittles Oct 2013 #14
kestrel91316 Oct 2013 #16
Skittles Oct 2013 #18
morningfog Oct 2013 #20
Quantess Oct 2013 #15
Auntie Bush Oct 2013 #21
alarimer Oct 2013 #17
Uncle Joe Oct 2013 #19
DevonRex Oct 2013 #22

Response to morningfog (Original post)

Fri Oct 18, 2013, 10:41 PM

1. kick










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Response to morningfog (Original post)

Fri Oct 18, 2013, 10:45 PM

2. They are becoming unable to win legitimately, so ...

they are going to cheat and lie. They are truly anti-democracy.

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Response to LisaLynne (Reply #2)

Fri Oct 18, 2013, 10:56 PM

5. All 4 Texas Lt. Gov. candidates favor repealing the 17th amendment to gerrymander the SENATE by



... appointment by gerrymandered legislatures.

This, as well as massive corruption, was the reason for the 17th amendment in the first place.

Republicans also want to change presidential elector selection to reflect voting BY GERRYMANDERED Congressional districts.

And they want to selectively change the big swing states that have been voting Democratic in presidential elections (like Pennsylvania, which has been voting Democratic in presidential elections, and overall for House seats, but which has overwhelming Republican dominance in the House because of gerrymandered districts), to a system where presidential electors are apportioned by Congressional District rather than winner take all popular vote (while retaining winner take all in reliably red states).



The bottom line is that you are correct. The GOP knows it cannot win without corrupting the democratic process, so that's what they are dedoicated to doing.

They are un-American crooks hich must be labeled as such, shamed, and marginalized.










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Response to morningfog (Original post)

Fri Oct 18, 2013, 10:45 PM

3. oh jeeze.

Will it ever end? They will never be satisfied until only old white males are eligible to vote.

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Response to morningfog (Original post)

Fri Oct 18, 2013, 10:55 PM

4. This is going to be a bad election.

I used to work the elections, glad I am not now.

I have talked to some friends who still work the elections and men might even be effected.

I was told this.

If your voter card does not match your drivers license it will be up to the poll workers if you can vote.

I will check again tomorrow and get more information.

I did work at a very busy early voting location, the lines were long.

If the poll workers have to decide if each voter is legal to vote it will be a nightmare.

It might be better to vote early, not on election day.

Fuck these republicans, can't win so they cheat.

For example if you name is William, but you go my the name of Bill.

I will find out more information.

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Response to morningfog (Original post)

Fri Oct 18, 2013, 11:35 PM

6. Figures.


Bruce Labay, a businessman in El Campo, Texas, on Friday. Mr. Labay expressed his support for Senator Ted Cruz by attaching plastic foam cups to a fence.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/19/us/politics/texans-stick-with-cruz-despite-defeat-in-washington.html

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Response to jsr (Reply #6)

Sun Oct 20, 2013, 03:17 AM

23. No, actually we need more americans with active brain cells,

with reasoning and critical thinking skills intact.

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Response to morningfog (Original post)

Fri Oct 18, 2013, 11:38 PM

7. Bring on the Castro Twins.

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Response to morningfog (Original post)

Fri Oct 18, 2013, 11:47 PM

8. Another reason women should keep their own names when they marry

It's not as if they didn't have an identity before matrimony!

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Response to morningfog (Original post)

Fri Oct 18, 2013, 11:55 PM

9. Women across the US need to STOP changing their legal names

when they get married. They have no legal obligation to do it. And if it's going to cause problems like this, they need to REFUSE to do it.

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Response to kestrel91316 (Reply #9)

Sat Oct 19, 2013, 12:08 AM

10. Or Republicans could quit disenfranchising voters and women can be free to do what they

want with their names.

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Response to morningfog (Reply #10)

Sat Oct 19, 2013, 12:26 AM

11. By refusing to give up our original identity we make it impossible for them

to pull this stunt. We both know they will never stop trying to disenfranchise non-repukes as long as they draw breath.

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Response to kestrel91316 (Reply #9)

Sat Oct 19, 2013, 05:14 AM

12. hard to believe so many of them are still willing to change their names

heck, many women still think it is A-OK to be "given" from one man to another at their wedding

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Response to Skittles (Reply #12)

Sat Oct 19, 2013, 01:14 PM

13. My sister and I are both feminists, but we were both sad when my dad wasn't available to

walk her down the aisle. Nothing about ownership to the whole deal. It's more about who the important male in one's life is.

She added her husband's name to hers. I wouldn't even do that - I have made my professional name with my birth name. I'd never change it. It's an expensive hassle and just confuses people.

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Response to kestrel91316 (Reply #13)

Sat Oct 19, 2013, 04:54 PM

14. so why don't moms "give away" their sons

just curious

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Response to Skittles (Reply #14)

Sat Oct 19, 2013, 06:53 PM

16. Not tradition. Look - NO ONE IS FORCING YOU TO DO ANYTHING. So leave people alone.

If you don't like it, don't do it. But it's none of your damned business or anybody else's how they conduct their wedding ceremony.

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Response to kestrel91316 (Reply #16)

Sat Oct 19, 2013, 08:36 PM

18. WTF

I simply expressed surpised women are still willing to participate in such sexist "tradition" - I never TOLD them to do or not do anything *DONE HERE*

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Response to kestrel91316 (Reply #16)

Sat Oct 19, 2013, 08:46 PM

20. That's how I feel about name change. No one is making them do it. They can if they want, or

keep their own if they want. The decision should not be influenced by what could happen when they get to the voting booth.

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Response to Skittles (Reply #12)

Sat Oct 19, 2013, 05:11 PM

15. I can understand the appeal of sharing the same last name.

But, ideally it should be just as easy for the husband to take his wife's last name if he wants to. It is much more difficult to do that, I have heard. I heard about a couple when the man wanted to change his last name to his match his wife's, but he ran into0 a lot of time consuming difficulties.

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Response to kestrel91316 (Reply #9)

Sat Oct 19, 2013, 08:52 PM

21. My daughter didn't change her name after marriage. Her in-laws were

more than a little annoyed...so was her husband. They all got over it and all was fine shortly. More women should do it...they'll get over it and you will never have any identity problems.
Just think...old friends will be able to find you on Facebook. LOL

Seriously...other states will probably adapt this measure by 2014 and certainly by 2016.
So all you young ladies...Don't change your name if you want to be sure to vote in the future.
Or at least get on the ball and do it long before the next election.

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Response to morningfog (Original post)

Sat Oct 19, 2013, 06:55 PM

17. One more reason not to change your name when you marry

It is a giant pain to change all that.

I mean, the blame here is certainly on the Republicans, but changing your name is patriarchal nonsense anyway. It certainly shouldn't be expected.

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Response to morningfog (Original post)

Sat Oct 19, 2013, 08:40 PM

19. Kicked and recommended.

Thanks for the thread, morningfog.

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Response to morningfog (Original post)

Sat Oct 19, 2013, 08:53 PM

22. This is fucking WAR now. For ALL of us.

There is not a race, orientation, sex, ethnicity, religion or fucking ANYTHING the Republicans in TX haven't tried to exclude from voting now. Fuck them. I lived there as a kid. Those assholes have taken over a proud state and made it an evil laughingstock.

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