Sen. Ellis on federal court’s voter ID ruling

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(Austin, TX) // Today, Senator Rodney Ellis (D-Houston) released the following statement:

“Texas has a long and sad history of making it difficult for people to vote. Elected officials repeatedly used the law to keep people out of the voting booth. Decades later, history rightly judges those men and women in a harsh light.”

“As the court ruled, the voter ID law is essentially a modern day poll tax and has the same effect asĀ  other laws used in decades past to keep scores of lawful, legal Americans from voting. It was wrong then, it is wrong now, and I’m pleased the court stood up to protect the right to vote for all Texans.”

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