Wednesday, June 26, 2013

The Irony, It Rains Upon Texas

Yesterday, barely two hours after the Supreme Court ruling that negated Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act, the Texas State Attorney General, Greg Abbott, announced that a Voter ID law that the Justice Department had blocked last year would take effect immediately. Texas Governor Rick Perry claimed the law was necessary to prevent voter fraud.

And several hours later, after a filibuster attempt by Senator Wendy Davis, the Republican-led Texas Senate held a last minute vote on what would be the most restrictive anti-abortion legislation in the nation. The vote deadline was midnight.
The Senate's web site reflected the voting was completed on June 26.

Nine seconds later there was an update showing the voting was completed on June 25.

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