Race and Change in Voter ID Support

Julián Aguilar’s recent piece on the state of voting rights in Texas as the Supreme Court begins its proceedings on the constitutionality of Section 5 included a comment from Lauren Bean, Greg Abbott’s deputy communications director:

“They know that the Attorney General’s Office has prosecuted voter fraud across Texas and it must be stopped. Those same critics also know that Latinos are repeatedly victimized by voter fraud and Texans of all races strongly support voter ID. They need to stop playing politics and start preventing illegal voting in Texas.”

Setting aside the prevalence, or lack thereof, of voter fraud ...

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