U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos, who was appointed to the District Court of Southern Texas by former president Barack Obama in 2011, has just issued a permanent injunction against the Texas I.D. voter law.
Texas Governor Gregory Abbott signed SB5 on June 1, and it was supposed to go into effect on New Year’s Day, 2018. It was the latest in several attempts in Texas to require presentation of a picture identification card when voting.
The judge said in her decision that the law as written was “knowingly placing additional burdens on a disproportionate number of Hispanic and African-American voters.”
Chris Salcedo wondered on today’s “Chris Salcedo Show” if the judge thinks Texas has “a whole set of minorities too stupid to obtain an ID.” He then clarified, saying although many of the people she thinks the law would unduly burden have no problem applying for SNAP and other benefits, the reason SB5 was shut down wasn’t to pander to minorities.
He felt the entire ruling is “just so they can preserve the right for Democrats to cheat.”