Ah, Texas!

The Texas Tribune:

“The sweeping overhaul of Texas elections and voter access was poised from the beginning of the session to pass into law. It had the backing of Republican leaders in both chambers of the Legislature. It had support from the governor.

“Democrats who opposed the bill, chiding it as a naked attempt of voter suppression, were simply outnumbered.

“But on Sunday night, with an hour left for the Legislature to give final approval to the bill, Democrats staged a walkout, preventing a vote on the legislation before a fatal deadline.”

Our pals over at Electoral-Vote have a piece up about the new Texas Jim Crow Laws that were just approved by the Texas Senate; they have a second, complementary piece up on the recent election in the terrible snow kingdom of Alaskastan, which previously approved a similar Jim Crow law so we can see in practice what happens when these things are enacted.

It wasn’t pretty. The GOP citizen poll watchers, besides trying to intimidate the voters, got in the grilles of the poll workers. It’s not just about the voters, you see.

The conclusion: “the goal of the Republicans was apparently to scare off the election workers so that they could replace them in future elections. Can democracy survive?”

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4 Responses to Ah, Texas!

  1. MDavis says:

    The GOP citizen poll watchers, besides trying to intimidate the voters, got in the grilles of the poll workers.

    Sounds like an excellent opportunity for citizen undercover cops to make an arrest or ten for assault, threats, harassment, and interfering in the proper processes.
    How do citizen arrests work in Texas? Are they only allowed if the arresting creep is a Republican or leaning farther right?

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  2. Jimmy T says:

    I want to thank the Dems for doing their job by not doing their job. But I’m fairly certain that the Quers will find another way to repress the voters. It’s in their DNA to do so, but maybe the
    Dems can drag their feet long enough for the bill to expire, and maybe sanity will prevail, and maybe there will be a chicken in every pot, and of course there will be unicorns…

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