The Texas Department of Public Safety has declared that because of today’s Supreme Court ruling which struck down section four of the Voting Rights Act, that mandated that regions with a history of racial discrimination had to get federal approval for changes in election law, effective immediately, voters must show identification before they’re allowed to cast a ballot in state and local elections.
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, a Republican, said, “With today’s decision, the State’s voter ID law will take effect immediately. Redistricting maps passed by the Legislature may also take effect without approval from the federal government.”
This is the GOP’s attempt at minority outreach. Texas is so excited over the SCOTUS decision that the state couldn’t even wait 24 hours to pretend Voter ID laws are not about suppressing the minority vote.
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