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Texas is telling voters to blame Wendy Davis for the hassle of having to sign an affidavit to vote—even though were it not for Davis, many could have been disenfranchised entirely.

In an October 31 letter, Keith Ingram, the state’s director of elections, responded to a voter who complained after being required to sign an affidavit to vote. Ingram correctly pointed out that the voter, Nelda Calhoun, was legally required to sign the affidavit if she wanted to vote, because there was a slight mismatch between her name on her voter ID and her name on the rolls.