AUSTIN- “Today the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Texas has the right to determine how elections will proceed within its borders. The action of the court ensures the voice of Texas citizens will be heard loud and clear at the ballot box,” said Riddle.
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott made this statement today, “With today’s decision, the State’s voter ID law will take effect immediately. Redistricting maps passed by the Legislature may also take effect without approval from the federal government.” He went on to say, “The U.S. Constitution establishes one United States — not a divided nation with different laws applying to different states. Laws that apply unequally to just some states have no place in our nation. Today’s ruling ensures that Texas is no longer one of just a few states that must seek approval from the federal government before its election laws can take effect.”