The Voting Wars Come to Campus
Daniel Block, Washington Monthly Magazine
In Texas, home to some of America’s strictest voting restrictions, you can use a handgun license as ID to vote, but not a student ID.
The state of Texas is not alone in seeming to apply tougher voting rules to college students. In New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Iowa, and Arizona—all presidential battlegrounds—Republican-controlled legislatures have created particular obstacles for college voters. And yet, in the midst of this clampdown, there are clear signs that students and schools are surmounting voting barriers and countering their impact.