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Lone Star Project Report

BREAKING: Judge Rules Voter ID Law is Intentionally Discriminatory

Today, U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos ruled that Texas' voter ID law intentionally discriminates against Texans. Lone Star Project Director Matt Angle released the following statement: 

"Sadly, adopting laws that intentionally discriminate against minority Texans has become standard operating procedure for Texas Republican leaders.  For the fifth time in five years, a federal judge has ruled that Greg Abbott and other Texas Republican leaders intentionally discriminated against Hispanic and African American Texas citizens.  

"Intentional discrimination is more than a trend, it is a sickening technique Republican leaders use to weaken and undermine the voting strength of minority Texans rather than lift one finger to earn their support. 

"Every Texan is hurt when any Texan is the victim of discrimination by state leaders.  Every Texan deserves an apology and a pledge from Greg Abbott and Republican leaders to end the court fights and settle the cases. 

"Don’t hold your breath.  It is near certain that Republican leaders will appeal this decision and spend even more Texas taxpayer money defending intentional discrimination.  Their hostility against fellow Texans is unchecked.  Rather than heal the wounds of discrimination, I expect Abbott, Patrick and Paxton to inflict even more damage on our great state."