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Lone Star Project Report

Statement on Ken Paxton Filing Voter ID Appeal at SCOTUS

Earlier today Attorney General Ken Paxton filed a petition with the United States Supreme Court to have Texas’ discriminatory voter ID law reinstated. In response, Matt Angle, Lone Star Project Director, released the following statement:

 
“Today Ken Paxton and Greg Abbott threw another bale of  taxpayer money in the dumpster and set it on fire.
 
“It is unlikely that the Supreme Court will even take up Paxton and Abbott’s appeal. Today’s announcement is nothing more than a political move designed to provide cover for Texas Republican’s utter failure to defend their discriminatory voter ID law.
 
“The voter ID appeal is irresponsible, a waste of taxpayer money, and yet another example of Paxton and Abbott putting politics ahead of common sense and fiscal responsibility.”