Texas Lawmaker Betty Brown suggested in testimony yesterday, that person’s of Korean and Chinese descent, who often have different names on their drivers licenses than their birth certificates, should just change their legal names to make it easier to vote under the new Voter ID legislation.

“Rather than everyone here having to learn Chinese — I understand it’s a rather difficult language — do you think that it would behoove you and your citizens to adopt a name that we could deal with more readily here?” Brown said.

Brown later told Ko: “Can’t you see that this is something that would make it a lot easier for you and the people who are poll workers if you could adopt a name just for identification purposes that’s easier for Americans to deal with?”


More on the Texas minority voter suppression, I mean Voter ID here.