The decision by the 5th Circuit is an expression of the hostility that Greg Abbott holds for African American and Hispanic Texas citizens. Abbott has taken on the role of the most infamous anti-minority figures from a past.
Legal counsel for the lead plaintiffs in the Texas voter ID litigation talks with LSP
Yesterday, Federal District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos ruled that the Texas voter photo ID law was in violation of the Voting Rights Act and the United States Constitution. The judge ruled that Texas GOP leaders adopted the restrictive voting law with the intent to discriminate against Texas minority citizens.
Patrick’s style is to divide, offend and tax – All Texans
Just a few years ago, the notion that a politician as mean-spirited, divisive and out of touch with fair-minded Texans as Dan Patrick could be nominated for statewide office would be quickly dismissed.
Allegations against Farenthold could lead to sanctions for violating official code of conduct
Few would mistake Republican Blake Farenthold (TX CD27 – Corpus Christi) as a congressional "mover and shaker" or even a particularly serious Member of Congress. He cuts a comical figure, while often spouting typical divisive Tea Party Republican rhetoric.
While the Supreme Court will allow Abbott’s discriminatory voter ID requirement to stay in place for the 2014 elections, I believe the Court will ultimately strike down the law. The right to cast a ballot freely without fear of discrimination or retribution is the essence of our Democracy, but that freedom terrifies Greg Abbott and his political allies.