Republicans and Romney’s Push for Voter Suppression Stomped Down in Texas

The rejection came three months after the Justice Department rejected a similar law in South Carolina, marking an escalation in a political and legal dispute that may take the U.S. Supreme Court to sort out…

“They just cannot get away with this. … This is what the Voting Rights Act was intended to protect,” said state Rep. Trey Martinez Fischer, D-San Antonio, chairman of the Mexican American Legislative Caucus in the Texas House of Representatives…

At the ACLU of Texas, executive director Terri Burke compared the Texas law to Jim Crow-era efforts to suppress minority votes, saying that because it hit Hispanic Texans especially hard, “this ‘Juan Crow’ version is particularly malicious.”

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