State Voter ID Law aka Jim Crow, Racially Charged

In a last ditch straw grasping effort to control voting, Republicans have gone all out to stop the force that is Obama on Nov. 6, Election Day. It is by any means necessary in the race for that most coveted White House Seat marked, Mr. President; however, truth is being uncovered state by state in what looks like, smells like, Jim Crow Laws.

The enforcement of the State ID Requirement Law would mean several groups of people would be left out of the Presidential vote on Nov. 6; which would mean a sure win for the Republican Candidate, Mitt Romney. Why? Well, it would mean that several minority groups without their state identification would not get in to cast their ballot. 

The National Conference of State Legislature provides a breakdown of each state’s requirements:

Strict Photo

  • Kansas
  • Tennessee
  • Georgia
  • Pennsylvania

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  • Idaho
  • South Dakota
  • Louisiana
  • Michigan
  • Florida
  • New Hampshire

Non Photo                                                                                                                 

  • Washington State
  • Montana
  • Utah
  • Arizona
  • Colorado
  • North Dakota
  • Texas
  • Oklahoma
  • Arkansas
  • Missouri
  • Kentucky
  • Alabama
  • Ohio
  • Virginia
  • South Carolina

All remaining states made no requirements for identification purposes.      

Today, was a big win for Pennysylvania, who won their fight to uphold the ID  law; and, theirs which follows Texas’ win in court last month to stop the enforcement of the law.

The ID restrictions are seen as similar to the Jim Crow Laws which made it impossible for women, and freedmen to vote during times past.

Here are a few for Texas:

Jim Crow laws were passed in the Lone Star state from 1866 to 1958. Some examples include:
1950: Separate facilities required for white and black citizens in state parks
1953: Public carriers to be segregated
1958: No child compelled to attend schools that are racially mixed. No desegregation unless approved by election. Governor may close schools where troops used on federal authority. 

See More on Voter ID Law: Click Here

To Read about Jim Crow Laws

To read about Minorities left out of vote: Click here

To Read about Texas Racial Impact: Click here

One thought on “State Voter ID Law aka Jim Crow, Racially Charged

  1. Pingback: The History of Jim Crow Laws – Part 1 « I Love History…and Research

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