Sen. Ellis on 5th Circuit’s voter ID ruling


(Austin, TX) // Today, Senator Rodney Ellis (D-Houston) released the following statement in response to today’s ruling by the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals on Texas’ voter ID law:

“I’m pleased that the 5th Circuit agreed with the U.S. District Court’s findings that Texas’ voter ID law will have a discriminatory effect, preventing otherwise eligible voters from having their voice heard. Tomorrow is the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, and today’s unanimous ruling by the 5th Circuit proves the law is still an essential part of protecting Americans’ access to the ballot box. Near last in the country in voter turnout, Texas should be working to get more folks to the polls – not to turn away legal, legitimate voters.”

“I call on Texas to do the right thing for once and not appeal the 5th Circuit’s decision.”

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