The Justice Department is suing the State of Texas over its election law, which it says violates the “right to vote” of Black and Latino voters.
It’s not clear how Texas law prevents anyone from voting legally, however, the Biden-led DOJ doesn’t like a redistricting of states that could lead to more representatives being sent to the legislature. , like every Democratic-led state guarantees it, so the DOJ reasoned, it must be infringing on someone’s “rights”. The New York Times reported on this news.
“The Justice Department sued Texas on Monday over the state’s plan to redraw its voting districts, saying the plan, led by the Republican-led legislature, dilutes the meaning of its voting districts. ballots were cast by Black and Latino voters, essentially causing their votes to count less than that of their compatriots,” the Times reported.
“In announcing the lawsuit, Attorney General Merrick B. Garland said that the redistricting plan Texas approved violates Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act, which says voters cannot be turned away. equal access to the political process based on their race or ethnicity,” added the Times.
Texas’ redistricting plan “does not give Black and Latino voters an equal opportunity to participate in the electoral process,” argued the DOJ, and some aspects were created “for purposes of segregation. discrimination,” Deputy Attorney General Vanita Gupta said at a press conference to announce the Justice Case.
However, this is a speculative argument. Those elected were Black and Hispanic. The problem is that they don’t tend to vote Republican. Voter discrimination based on race or ethnicity does not apply.
Every state in America has been engaged in gerrymandering since the mid-nineteenth century. The lawsuit is suing over a false issue in the wrong forum, and should therefore be dismissed.
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