Guys, it’s almost like the Coup Klux Klan is coordinating another coup:
Texas Republicans advanced a slate of proposed new voting restrictions Thursday that would reduce options to cast ballots, limit polling hours and hand more power to partisan poll watchers.
It comes after an elections overhaul was, where opponents have already filed lawsuits and are calling for that are silent on restrictive voting measures. Critics of the Texas legislation say the efforts particularly target expanded access put into place during last year’s election in Harris County, which is home to more than 2 million voters, controlled by Democrats and a key Texas battleground that includes Houston.
One measure would eliminate drive-thru voting, which more than 127,000 people around Houston used during early voting last year. More than half of those voters were Black, Latino or Asian, said Democratic state Sen. Carol Alvarado.
Gee, I wonder who they are targeting?
“None of what we’ve discussed is voter suppression. And none of what we’ve discussed is Jim Crow,” Republican state Sen. Paul Bettencourt said.
It’s amazing that ol’ Bettencourt didn’t laugh so hard he farted after saying that, or burst into flames. But the person who really should be shamed by all of this is Chief Justice John Roberts for gutting the VRA. All of this was predictable then (and I think most of Lefty Blogtopia pointed this out) and inevitable now.