When I went to vote in the mayoral election, I had a voter registration card good thru December 2015.
I saw my name on the voter rolls when my wife voted. But when asked to produce a photo ID in addition to my valid voter card, I refused.
The election judge was polite but firm: “You cannot vote.” I was not offered a provisional ballot because as, the judge explained, “It wouldn’t count anyway.”
Although I had a driver’s license, I refused to show it, to make a point.
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I stand with the millions of Texans like Neysa Thompson who cannot vote.
I felt the isolation that those on the “outside” have always felt; left out of “decent” society.
So as the Star-Telegram urges us to vote, I urge our good citizens to join me in demanding this breach of human dignity and denial of full citizenship be ended.
Lincoln said “To get rid of bad law, strictly enforce it.” I’m with honest Abe.
— David Perkins, Fort Worth