Governor Greg Abbott has vowed to arrest Democrat state lawmakers who boarded a plane to Washington, DC to stall the passing of a bill which infringed on voting rights.
Hours after the Supreme Court gutted the Voting Rights Act, Texas passed the most extreme voter ID bill in the nation.— Julián Castro (@JulianCastro) July 14, 2021
The law instantly disenfranchised 600,000 Texans, disproportionately voters of color.
This isn’t about the election integrity. It’s about point shaving.
Democrats in Texas promise to stay out of the state during the state legislature’s special session. By remaining out of state, Democrats keep Republicans from holding a vote on a bill which advocates say it will make voting in communities of color more difficult.
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