Joint Center Interim President and CEO, Spencer Overton, discusses restrictive voter ID laws on Arise News with Julian Phillips.
“In Texas, you can vote using a gun permit, but you can not vote using a state issued student ID. So this notion of selecting the voters rather than the voters selecting the politicians, that’s the problem in terms of these detailed rules…It’s almost like gerrymandering or redistricting, in terms of drawing the lines to exclude certain populations and to include other parts of the population.”
Voting vs. GOP segment begins at the 8:45 min mark.
Morgan McLeod is the Program Assistant and New Media Strategist at the Joint Center