Guess the state government is still a little ticked at the way that they had to delay their primaries a couple of times.
Texas on Wednesday asked a federal panel weighing its photo ID requirement for voters to allow its attorneys to challenge the constitutionality of a key provision of the Voting Rights Act, taking a direct shot at the statue that has blocked the state from enforcing tightened voter requirements.
In a filing to a three-judge panel in Washington, Texas asked to submit a petition charging that Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act “exceeds the enumerated powers of Congress and conflicts with Article IV of the Constitution and the Tenth Amendment.”
Go figure. I mean, doesn’t everybody accept the existence of blood guilt these days? Silly conservatives.
PS: In case you’re wondering: yes, an appeal of the decision of this panel could get fast-tracked to the US Supreme Court. Which is why Texas is trying to link the constitutionality of Section 5 to the voter ID question. And which is why the administration really, really doesn’t want them to do that.