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Bringing new meaning to the phrase ‘bullet voting’

From The New York Times: “In Texas, voters must show a photo ID. A state handgun license qualifies, but a state university identification card does not.”


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  1. Rick Camillo

    A state university ID card could be issued to students who are not state residents.
    A state handgun license is only issued to residents of the State.

    • Dan Kennedy

      @Rick: Once they’re at the state university, they are residents of the state: “As a student, you have a constitutional right to register and vote in the place you truly consider to be ‘home’ — whether that’s your parents’ house, your apartment, or your dorm room.” See this.

  2. Mike Rice

    A relation of mine now lives in Texas(a company transfer). This person now feels as if they’re living in the “Hee Haw” state given that Texas is pro-gun and that Texas Governor Rick Perry said: “Being gay is like being an alcoholic.” My relation ended our last conversation saying: “Beam me up Scotty!”

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