The Economist magazine has noticed a fact that has been available to anyone who took the time to check it for more than a month: After passing voter ID, the voting rate in Texas increased. By a lot.
[T]he results of the November elections in Texas surprised both sides. More than 1.1m Texans voted: turnout was two-thirds higher than in the previous off-year election. Whatever Democrats say, that hardly suggests widespread voter suppression. Republicans note that it is not hard to get a photo ID: Texans without driving licences can get voter-ID cards free from the state. Or they can use their concealed-handgun licence, naturally.