Last February, the Trump administration abruptly abandoned the crux of the Justice Department’s opposition to Texas’ voter ID law. Government lawyers also asked the judge to delay her decision on whether the law intentionally discriminated against blacks and Latinos.
Judge Nelva Ramos Gonzales rejected their request for a delay. And Monday, she ruled that the law “was passed, at least in part, with a discriminatory intent in violation of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.”
As the early-voting period gets underway in the 2016 election, black voters are not about to let concerns about conflict at polling places—fanned by Donald Trump’s sinister predictions of voter fraud—keep them from casting their ballot.
The Fifth Circuit judges wrote: “We recognize the charged nature of accusations of racism, particularly against a legislative body, but we also recognize the sad truth that racism continues to exist in our modern American society despite years of laws designed to eradicate it.”
The right-wing movement that decries bureaucracy in fact loves red tape and barriers to democracy, in order to keep “them” from the polls.
By Tim Eaton, Austin American-Statesman CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Lawyers from the U.S. Department of Justice, joining several civil rights groups, told a federal judge Tuesday in South Texas that the Texas voter identification law violates the Voting Rights Act by harming blacks’ and Latinos’ ability to participate in the electoral process. Countering, lawyers from Texas […]
For years, Wisconsin Republicans have warned that voter fraud is a scourge that threatens the very survival of democracy in their state. “I’ve always thought in this state, close elections, presidential elections, it means you probably have to win with at least 53 percent of the vote to account for fraud. One or two points, […]
This post originally appeared at Eclectablog.com. Rand Paul continues to fling any turd he can find at the Clintons for pretty obvious reasons. The first-term senator from Kentucky has to do something to show the GOP establishment he can be competitive in a general election, and he’s trying to keep the former president out of […]
WASHINGTON — Donald Sterling, the now banned-for-life owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, accomplished something that might be seen as a political miracle: The racist ranting that led the National Basketball Association to oust Sterling brought President Obama and Senator Ted Cruz together. “We just have to be clear and steady in denouncing it,” Obama […]
Vice President Joe Biden urged voters on Monday to stand up to Republican-led efforts to limit voting rights, in a video for the Democratic National Committee’s voter expansion project. “If someone had said to me 10 years ago I had to make a pitch for protecting voting rights today, I would have said ‘you got […]