QUOTE OF THE DAY: Those Doggone Voter ID Laws Are At It Again

NBC reporter Jo Yurcaba claimed on Wednesday that voter identification laws present a unique challenge to transgender Americans.


Yurcaba, who covers LGBT issues for NBC Out, said, “Voter ID laws disproportionately impact trans people because trans people are more likely to have IDs without the name that they go by and the gender marker that reflects how they present.”

“Research shows just over 200,000 eligible trans voters in 31 states that conduct their elections mostly in person and require or request ID at the polls don’t have IDs that reflect their gender identity and the names they go by,” she continued, adding that the problem was especially acute in the south and the Midwest.