1. Voter ID laws =/= voter "suppression" laws.
2. For the best examples of gerrymandered districts, see the ones carved out by Democrats to cater to their so-called "minority" constituencies - and, incidentally, of course, get them reelected.
Hey, I HATE gerrymandering. By any political party. All districts should be drawn by non-partisan committees.
However, the Voter ID thing: it's an expensive solution to a non-existent problem; i.e., big government; i.e., hypocritical of YOU to support it. Also, the drafters of the laws CERTAINLY had voter suppression in mind when they wrote the law (which were passed overwhelmingly in nearly every state with Republican legislatures). To suggest it's some innocent attempt to curb voter fraud is willful ignorance on your part.
What the laws have done in Texas is disenfranchise 600,000 eligible voters. Six-hundred thousand. We've had elections much closer than that. A federal judge ruled that the law that required the IDs was unconstitutional, but the U.S. Supreme Court kept the law in place BEFORE the election anyway. An unconstitutional, in-force law.
Oh, here's a link: http://www.texastribune.org/2014/10/24/analysis-missing-piece-voter-id-debate/
So, my Rush-Limbaugh-informed forum participant, you're dead wrong.