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Friday, May 24, 2024

Pro-Fair Elections Texas Law Violates the Civil Rights Act, Leftist Court Says

'The Justice Department will continue to defend against unlawful efforts that undermine the right to vote and restrict participation in our democracy...'

(Dmytro “Henry” AleksandrovHeadline USA) The leftist court found an excuse to get rid of the Texas law that was made specifically to prevent voter fraud by saying that the law violates the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

To make it easier to steal future elections in the state, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas ruled on Thursday that portions of Texas Senate Bill 1 [S.B. 1] that was adopted in September of 2021 violated the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the U.S. Department of Justice‘s Office of Public Affairs official website said.

Parts of S.B. 1 required officials to reject mail-in ballot applications and mail-in ballots based on errors or omissions that are not material in determining whether voters are qualified under Texas law to vote or cast a mail ballot, the court found, according to Office of Public Affairs.

Attorney General Merrick B. Garland praised the Justice Department for doing everything possible to stop any chance for Americans to have fair elections in the state of Texas.

“The District Court’s decision affirms what the Justice Department has argued for nearly two years: these provisions of Texas Senate Bill 1 unlawfully restrict the ability of eligible Texas voters to vote by mail and to have that vote counted,” he said.

“The Justice Department will continue to defend against unlawful efforts that undermine the right to vote and restrict participation in our democracy.”

Assistant Attorney General Kristen Clarke of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division shared the sentiment with Garland.

“In requiring rejection of mail ballots and mail ballot applications from eligible voters based on minor paperwork errors or omissions, Texas Senate Bill 1 violates the Civil Rights Act,” she said.

“This ruling sends a clear message that states may not impose unlawful and unnecessary requirements that disenfranchise eligible voters seeking to participate in our democracy.”

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