Congressman Veasey Statement Following Federal Judge Decision to Strike Down Texas Voter ID Law

Aug 23, 2017
Press Release

Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas – Congressman Marc Veasey, lead plaintiff in Veasey v. Abbott, released the following statement after U.S.  District Judge Nelva Ramos ruled that the Texas voter ID law was enacted with the deliberate intent to discriminate against African American and Hispanic voters:

“Time and time again, our federal courts have ruled that the Texas voter ID law intentionally discriminates against Texas citizens in violation of the Voting Rights Act and the U.S. Constitution. As the lead plaintiff in Veasey v. Abbott, I am proud that we have so far successfully challenged and blocked these illegal efforts to restrict voting.  It is time for Texas Republican leaders to end shameful efforts to hold power through voter suppression.”