There are those in our country, including many in elected office, who truly believe that voting is a privilege and not a right and continue to seek ways to keep those they deem “unworthy” from casting a ballot. These same people in positions of power have been trying to slowly chip away at the rights of voters since before the ink was dry on the VRA. In 2010, a lot of people who think this way got elected to their state’s legislature. They quickly began a systematic attack on voting rights. Here in Texas, they managed to pass one of the most restrictive photo voter id laws in the country, make it more difficult to register voters, and place limitations on early voting. In fact, Texans are among the leaders in the nationwide voter suppression movement. Follow the links below to meet some of the people and organizations who will be working hard to suppress your vote this November.
You know things are bad when your state is a case study in voter suppression.