Texas faces three lawsuits against restrictive new voting law signed Tuesday by Gov. Greg Abbott

Sanford Nowlin

San Antonio Current (subscription required)

Sep 7, 2021

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On Tuesday, the League of United Latin American Citizens announced it had filed suit in U.S. District Court in Austin to overturn the law. Two additional suits filed in federal courts in Austin and San Antonio challenged the legislation before Abbott even applied his signature.

"LULAC strongly opposes this attack on our voting rights and freedoms because they have one and only one purpose: to dilute our voice at the ballot box and continue to stop electoral change in Texas,” LULAC National President Domingo Garcia said in an emailed statement. “Texas voters deserve fair, open, and transparent elections, not a process rigged to deny our communities, whose numbers are growing, the right to vote."

In a bid to halt the bill, Texas Democrats broke quorum during a special session of the Texas Legislature.