Voter ID: “Despite the Remedial Order’s clarity, Texas’s voter education and poll worker training documents depart from it,” claimed the U.S. Dept. of Justice in a motion to enforce the interim remedial order filed today (Wednesday). U.S. District Court Judge Nelda Gonzales Ramos has ordered a Monday hearing on that motion.
In the motion, the government argues the state “narrowed dramatically the scope of voters protected by the Court’s Order” by applying it solely to voters who “have not obtained” and “cannot obtain” required photo identification. In other words, the state’s education materials do not provide the same protections to voters who have such an ID but not in their possession at the polls.
PRES: The Dallas Morning News endorsed Hillary Clinton, the first Democrat to be endorsed by the paper since World War II.
SEN: U.S. Sen. John Cornyn told CNN he will not endorse his colleague, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, or anyone else in the 2018 Republican primary. Cruz did not endorse Cornyn in 2014.
HD27: Rep. Ron Reynolds (D-Missouri City) has filed for personal bankruptcy. The move follows an April judgement of more $500K against him. Reynolds, whose law license has been suspended, is currently appealing a conviction on charges of barratry. Reynolds faces former Fort Bend ISD trustee Ken Bryant in a district that favors Democratic candidates. We will take a closer look at the district’s straight-ticket voting trends soon.