LULAC Files Lawsuit In Texas Over Voter Suppression
Nation’s Largest & Oldest Civil Rights Organization Vows to Fight State Officials From Blocking Latino Voting Power
Washington, DC - LULAC filed a lawsuit on Tuesday against David Whitley, Texas Secretary of State and Ken Paxton, Attorney General regarding continued attempts by the State of Texas to suppress Latino voters.
“It’s clear that the right-wing elements in Texas government are trying to rig the system to keep power and disenfranchise 95,000 American citizens,” says Domingo Garcia, National President. “There is no voter fraud in Texas, it’s a lie, repeated time and again to suppress minority voters and we’re going to fight hard against it,” he added.
Keith Ingram, Texas Director of Elections announced last Friday in a late evening media dump that 95,000 alleged potential non-citizens had been discovered on Texas polls going back to 1996. That was picked up by President Trump in a tweet,. They now seek to purge the rolls of these 95,000 voters.
LULAC alleges in its lawsuit that this is voter intimidation and voter suppression of primarily Latino voters. Every year, more than 50,000 Texans are naturalized and become U.S. citizens. The new voters usually vote at 90% levels.
The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) is the nation’s largest and oldest civil rights volunteer-based organization that empowers Hispanic Americans and builds strong Latino communities. Headquartered in Washington, DC, with 1,000 councils around the United States and Puerto Rico, LULAC’s programs, services and advocacy address the most important issues for Latinos, meeting critical needs of today and the future. For more information, visit www.LULAC.org