Voter Turnout In Texas Nearly Doubles Under New ID Law

 

” The first Texas elections under a contentious new photo ID law drew interesting conclusions for an off-year election that normally draws a low amount of voters.

There were nine proposed amendments to the Texas Constitution, and the number of votes tallied was nearly double what it was in 2011. Democrats and civil rights groups have long argued that voter ID requirements suppress turnout, particularly in poor and minority communities.

All nine measures were approved during this election, and dealt primarily with taxes and state budgets, according to Ballot Pedia.

Statewide, an average of about 672,874 Texans voted on those 10 constitutional amendments in 2011. In 2013, the number of votes cast in Texas reached 1,099,670. “

 

 

    When people are assured that their vote will be counted they are more likely to make the effort to cast their ballots . That shouldn’t be a difficult concept to grasp , but it does prevent the Dems from padding the rolls …

 

 

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