Texas Racially Discriminated Against Voters, But It Won’t Get Federal Supervision
“If not bail-in here where there were statewide violations of intentional discrimination (14th and 15th amendment violations), coupled with another state violation (voter ID case), then what type of case would it be justified?” said Gerry Hebert, a voting rights attorney at the Campaign Legal Center who worked on the case. Texas took a similar approach when implementing its law requiring voters to show identification at the polls. After the voter ID provision was struck down as intentionally discriminatory, the state implemented a temporary fix for the 2016 election. Texas then took the interim solution and made it permanent.
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