Texas GOP wants Supreme Court to kill the Voting Rights Act
In a live radio interview last week, top Texas GOP operative and Rick Perry insider,Ted Delisi, removed any doubt that Perry, Greg Abbott and the Texas Republican leadership see the Texas redistricting litigation before the US Supreme Court as a chance to end the US Voting Rights Act.
Earlier today, the three-judge Federal District Court in San Antonio issued a proposed redrawn congressional redistricting plan to be used for the 2012 elections in Texas. The Court-drawn plan is a clear rejection of the effort by Texas Republican leaders to increase their partisan strength within the Texas Congressional Delegation by violating the voting rights of Hispanics and African Americans. The Court’s plan much more fairly reflects the racial make-up and the political behavior of Texas.
Three simple actions to make Texas stronger and help unite all Texans
Greg Abbott faces an early test of both leadership and character. While Governor Abbott has softened his rhetoric lately, it’s fair for Texans to doubt that he’s sincerely moving past the harsh tone and divisive approach he's brought to public office.
Restraining order sought to protect choices made by Beaumont voters
A dramatic struggle is underway in Beaumont, Texas where Anglo-supported candidates who lost to African American candidates just 2 years ago are attempting to reverse the election results in Texas state court. They are seeking to end the four-year terms of three African American school board members after only two years.
GOP Chair’s remarks on Texas Battleground nervous and defensive
Lately, Texas Republicans are coming across as a little nervous. Yesterday, Texas Republican Chairman Steve Munisteri attempted some tongue-in-cheek humor in response to the Battleground Texas plans to join with other Texas Democratic efforts aimed at ending failed one party Republican control of our state. Munisteri sounded defensive and consistently off the mark. He may want to move his tongue aside to make some room for his foot.