Just out today is news that the Department of Justice has filed suit against the state of Texas over its Voter ID law. The law enacted that requires a voter to show a photo ID in order to vote in Texas.
The one passed by a Republican supermajority so that it can remain a supermajority even when the state has a majority of Democrats living inside its borders.
“We will not allow the Supreme Court's recent decision to be interpreted as open season for states to pursue measures that suppress voting rights. We will keep fighting aggressively to prevent voter disenfranchisement. ... This represents the department's latest action to protect voting rights, but it will not be our last.”
Greg Abbott, Texas’ AG is all over this like a duck on a June Bug.
“Voter IDs have nothing to do with race, and they are free to anyone who needs one.”
And that would be right. Abbott has already admitted that Voter ID has nothing to do with race. It has to do with being a minority while simultaneously being a Democrat. It’s OK to be African-American or Hispanic and vote. That’s OK. It’s being the Democrat that Abbot has a problem with.
Surprisingly honest? No, this is Greg Abbott we are talking about. Gall is what this man is made of.
Racial Discrimination = Bad. Rigged Elections = Good.