- Texas Legislative News: Judge Rejects Voting Law Changes
- August 31, 2017 | Author: Jake Posey
- Law Firm: The Posey Law Firm, P.C. - Austin Office
Texas’ voting laws have been criticized as being the strictest voting laws in the country. Critics have argued that the laws aim to suppress voting, particularly among minority groups. Ramos stated that the state’s “history of voter intimidation” contributed to her decision to not accept the new law.
Those in favor of the new law, including Texas Attorney General, Ken Paxton, claim that the law will help maintain the integrity of the voting system. Paxton is outraged at the ruling and feels that the appeals court should overturn the decision. He argues, “The U.S. Department of Justice is satisfied that the amended voter ID law has no discriminatory purpose or effect”. He also believes that the new law includes everything that the 5th Circuit Court requested it to contain.
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