Gov. Greg Abbott Signs Controversial Voting Bill Into Law
Sep 7, 2021
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The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) filed a lawsuit on Tuesday, challenging the bill minutes after Gov. Abbott signed it into law.
LULAC is asking a federal court to block the new voting restrictions. Other plaintiffs include Voto Latino, the Texas Alliance for Retired Americans, and the Texas American Federation of Teachers.
They argue the bill is unconstitutional and will have a disproportionate impact on Hispanic and Black voters.
"We know what this is all about. It's about making sure that Black and Brown people don't vote in Texas," said LULAC President Domingo Garcia. "It's about taking away Americans' and Texans' right to vote."