By a curious coincidence, just as Republican candidates seem to be doing everything in their power to alienate minority voters, Republican controlled states are taking steps to make it harder for minorities to vote by creating hurdles to voter registration. Of course they claim they are taking these steps because of the problem of voter fraud that repeated studies have shown to be almost non-existent.
For example Alabama, after requiring voters to have a photo ID the most common form of which is a driver’s license, one year later took steps to close the offices of the Department of Motor Vehicles in those counties that have the highest percentage of non-white voters. This includes every single county that has more than 75% of minority voters. They claim that this was done for purely budgetary reasons and the perfect correlation with race is pure coincidence.
Funny or Die explains how Voter ID laws work.