Abbott Continues to Defend Voter Discrimination
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Greg Abbott Continues to Defend Voter Discrimination

Statement from Lone Star Project Director Matt Angle

Sworn testimony in both the voter photo identification trial and the congressional redistricting trial is providing overwhelming evidence that Greg Abbott and other state GOP leaders intentionally discriminated against African American and Hispanic Texans. 

Based on the State of Texas’s own data, its voter ID law discriminates against hundreds of thousands of Texas voters, including women whose names differ between their voter registration and photo identification cards.

Abbott has actively campaigned for the discriminatory voter ID law and advised the legislature to enact it. Moreover, he has aggressively prosecuted African American and Hispanic senior citizens, yet he has failed to demonstrate organized or significant voter fraud of any type.

In litigation now underway, Abbott is arguing that even if no voter fraud exists in Texas, the discriminatory voter ID law still needs to stand. If successful, his actions could result in denying hundreds of thousands of Texans their right to vote.

As with congressional redistricting and the school finance system, Greg Abbott continues to squander millions in Texas taxpayer dollars to defend a discriminatory and unconstitutional law.

The Lone Star Project provides support to the lead plaintiffs challenging the Texas voter photo ID law and provides financial, research and technical support to the Quesada plaintiffs in the on-going congressional redistricting litigation.

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September 9, 2014
Contact: Matt Angle
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