‘Born and raised’ Texans forced to prove identities under new voter ID law | US news | The Guardian


Like any new law, there is always bumps in the road. Look how well Obamacare was rolled out…


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Eric Kennie is a Texan. He is as Texan as the yucca plants growing outside his house. So Texan that he has never, in his 45 years, travelled outside the state. In fact, he has never even left his native city of Austin. “No sir, not one day. I was born and raised here, only place I know is Austin.”

You might think that more than qualifies Kennie as a citizen of the Lone Star state, entitling him to its most basic rights such as the ability to vote. Not so, according to the state of Texas and its Republican political leadership. On 4 November, when America goes to the polls in the midterm elections, for the first time in his adult life Eric Kennie will not be allowed to participate.

via ‘Born and raised’ Texans forced to prove identities under new voter ID law | US news | The Guardian.

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