Congressman Veasey Statement After TX Voter ID Law Ruled Intentionally Discriminatory
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Marc Veasey, TX-33, lead plaintiff in the lawsuit Veasey v. Abbott, released the following statement after a federal district court ruled that the Texas Voter ID law intentionally discriminated against African-American and Latino voters:
“After a fair and thorough review, the court has again confirmed that the 2011 Texas Voter ID law was adopted with a discriminatory purpose in violation of the voting rights of Hispanic and African American Texans. It is time for Governor Abbott and Texas Republican leaders to end their relentless effort to undermine the voting strength of minority Texans and to drop any intention of appealing the decision and spending more taxpayer funds defending overt discrimination.
The ruling today was the result of Texas citizens willing to fight back to protect our fundamental right to vote. I'm proud to stand with them and will continue to fight to ensure every Texan can participate fully and fairly in our elections.”