Friday, October 10, 2014
Federal Court Blocks Texas Voter ID Law, Calling it an 'Unconstitutional Poll Tax'
U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos struck down Texas voter ID law, calling it an unconstitutional poll tax! Basically, the law actively discriminated against Blacks and Hispanics, and according to the Judge Ramos, the law created “an unconstitutional burden on the right to vote.”
In the judge's opinion, she pointed out that the law were confuse voters and decrease voter turnout. Judge Ramos noted that the law wasn't directly racist, but “were motivated, at the very least in part, because of and not merely in spite of the voter ID law’s detrimental effects on the African-American and Hispanic electorate.”
If you want to read the 140+ opinion, go for it, but I just love how this is another stab at Rick Perry's integrity.