Voter intimidation at the polls? Not under Congressman Charlie Gonzalez’s watch!
MONDAY: The Dallas Morning News’ Wayne Slater ran into some disconcerting trouble at the polls during the Early Vote weekend. He was asked for a photo id. After a minor dispute, he voted and then wrote about it.
THURSDAY: Election Protection Charlie caught wind of this and wrote a letter of concern to the Secretary of State Hope Andrade.
FRIDAY: Andrade did her job and reminded elections officials across the state that “several acceptable forms of voter identification under state law – and none is preferable over another.”
Actually, none of that is really impressive. An elected official saw a problem and reached out the appropriate agency to have it promptly resolved.
The story here is that there voter intimidation does happen. Whether it stems from misinformation or misconduct, it needs to be taken seriously by our state government. Rather than trying to solve problems that are not there with solutions that make things worse, it should focus on meaningful ways to improve our voting system.