GOP-backed voter ID laws could disenfranchise 25,000 transgender voters

Jody L. Herman, PhD, author of the study

THE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT — You read that right, according to a new study, stricter voter ID laws enacted in states like Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, and Wisconsin will put a large number of transgender voters at a major disadvantage where previously this hurdle did not exist.

Earlier I reported on the GOP’s agenda to get as many states as possible to place hurdles between voters and ballot boxes all in the name of preventing a non-existent problem – “voter fraud”. These hurdles impact Democrat voters far more than Republican voters. Now this new study confirms transgender voters will be impacted in a major way as well.

From the Williams Institute study The Potential Impact of Voter Identification Laws on Transgender Voters:  “. . . 41 percent of transgender citizens who have transitioned reported not having an updated driver’s license and 74 percent did not have an updated U.S. passport. Moreover, 27 percent of transgender citizens who have transitioned reported that they had no identity documents or records that list their current gender.”

Jody L. Herman, Ph.D., author of the study: “As lawmakers consider enacting stricter voter ID laws and contemplate their potential impact in the upcoming November elections, the consequences of these laws for transgender voters should not be overlooked.

Clearly a large number of transgender voters will likely stay home rather than face a potential hassle at the polls. I’m thinking were looking at possible lawsuit or two . . . ACLU, interested?

Summary: http://williamsinstitute.law.ucla.edu/uncategorized/the-potential-impact-of-voter-identification-laws-on-transgender-voters/

Full Study (pdf): http://williamsinstitute.law.ucla.edu/wp-content/uploads/Herman-Voter-ID-Apr-2012.pdf

Background on the researcher: http://williamsinstitute.law.ucla.edu/experts/jody-herman/jody-l-herman/

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My previous articles on this topic: http://lexiecannes.wordpress.com/2012/03/13/obama-blocks-texas-attempt-to-hinder-some-democrats-access-to-the-ballot-box/

http://lexiecannes.wordpress.com/2012/02/04/republican-indiana-secretary-of-state-guilty-of-voter-fraud/

Jody L. Herman, PhD, author of the study

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Categories: Discrimination, Equality, Civil Rights, Politics, Transgender, Transsexual, Trans

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3 replies

  1. Reblogged this on Pasupatidasi's Blog and commented:
    this is outrageous! another way to rob trans-people of their rights and their voice! read and pass along…then make some well-directed phone calls.

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