Ah, Texas!

In Texas (America’s Lab for Bad Policy), the Republican objective is not to win elections, it’s to make the other side lose:

Texas Republicans Targeting Voting Access Find Their Bull’s-Eye: Cities

“Two omnibus bills, including one that the [Texas] House is likely to take up in the coming week … would make Texas one of the hardest states in the country to cast a ballot in. …

“In Texas, Republicans have taken the rare tack of outlining restrictions that would apply only to counties with populations of more than one million, targeting the booming and increasingly diverse metropolitan areas of Houston, Austin, San Antonio and Dallas. …

“Among the restrictions … a ban on 24-hour voting, a ban on drive-through voting and harsh criminal penalties for local election officials who provide assistance to voters … a ban on encouraging absentee voting … a measure that would make it much more difficult to remove a poll watcher for improper conduct. … One proposal, which calls for a uniform number of voting machines to be deployed in each precinct, could hamper the ability to deploy extra machines in densely populated areas.”

They are not even trying to hide it under the pretense of election security, it’s the New Confederacy’s blunt enforcement of: we don’t want you to vote while black.

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6 Responses to Ah, Texas!

  1. Weird Dave says:

    This can’t be legal..oh, wait…


  2. osirisopto says:

    I’m sure all the tech bros in Austin are gonna appreciate the red-ass when it comes time for them to vote for more guns lower taxes.


  3. pwarten says:

    You know, if we’re talking about Washington DC becoming its own state, I am starting to agree with the idea of letting Blue cities/counties – Houston obviously, but starting to think Ft. Lauderdale and Miami ought to consider it, and any other Blue oasis in states made of Red counties – secede from the Red States to form their own. They have the population numbers to surpass Wyoming, don’t they? Houston is 2 million, Ft. Lauderdale/Broward is 1.9 million, Miami/Dade is 2.7 million (they would go together as their own state, hopefully). Just think of what will happen to those Red states when they lose their urban tax bases, the hit they would get to their state budgets. Oh, they’ll crow about a year or two about creating their Red Utopias in whatever’s left of Texas and Florida, but real quick they’re going to find their culture-war tax-cut ideology cannot exist without revenues from those major cities.

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    • MDavis says:

      It’s an interesting idea, but geography would play a part in any push for this. The Vatican kinda works as a separate political group, but most separate states would have an issue with a lack of diverse (i.e.: not all Texas) borders. I wouldn’t want to live anywhere that couldn’t be left without a road trip through Texas.


    • tengrain says:

      The problem, Pwarten is that the people in those cities have representation for their taxation; citizens of DC do not, nor Puerto Rico.



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