“Greg Abbott and other Texas leaders see voter suppression and discrimination against Texas Hispanics and African Americans as tools to win elections. Fortunately a fair-minded federal judge has shut them down for now,” said Lone Star Project Director Matt Angle.
It is likely that Abbott will immediately appeal in an effort to have the discriminatory voter id law enforced for the November 4th election.
“If Greg Abbott has any concern for justice or for taxpayers footing his legal bills, he will drop any intentions to appeal this decision and immediately call on the legislature to amend the Texas law and bring it into compliance with the Voting Rights Act and the United States Constitution,” continued Matt Angle.
The Lone Star Project joined with others to support the lead plaintiffs in the voter ID case, who were led by US Congressman Marc Veasey. The Veasey plaintiffs are represented by attorneys Chad Dunn (281-382-3754) and J. Gerald Hebert (703-628-4673).