Despite a sound defeat in the U.S. Supreme Court, the Department of Justice is filing a new lawsuit against Texas. This suit, filed against the state, the Texas Secretary of State, and the Director of the Texas Department of Public Safety, claims that Texas’ Voter ID Law is unconstitutional and in violation of a remaining provision of the Voting Rights Act.
“I’m not a lawyer, but I don’t see any good that can come from overstepping the Supreme Court on this,” said U.S. Congressman Kevin Brady (R-TX). “Mr. Holder should understand that Texas will stop fraudsters from having unfettered access to the ballot box. Our citizens expect no less and new efforts to force Texas back under the Justice Department’s boot will not win this rodeo.”
“Give it a rest, Mr. Holder,” concluded Brady. “Texas IS protecting the voting rights of its citizens by ensuring the sanctity of the ballot box.”