I’ve been waiting for this day ever since I got my Texas driver’s license in January. A nine month ordeal in acquiring it caused me to miss the 2013 election cycle.
And yeah Texas Republicans, I haven’t forgotten and I’m still pissed off about it.
This day has been circled on my calendar in blue ink, and I’m even more motivated to vote after the Supreme Court ruled Saturday night to allow the voter suppression law to be in effect for this election despite Judge Nelda Ramos’ruling that it was (again) unconstitutional
Just in case you’re wondering who the dissenting SCOTUS justices were in this case, they were Kagan, Sotomayor and Ginsburg.
“The greatest threat to public confidence in elections in this case is the prospect of enforcing a purposefully discriminatory law, one that likely imposes an unconstitutional poll tax and risks denying the right to vote to hundreds of thousands of eligible voters,” Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg wrote in her dissent, adding, “racial discrimination in elections in Texas is no mere historical artifact. To the contrary, Texas has been found in violation of the Voting Rights Act in every redistricting cycle from and after 1970.”
So while the odious voter suppression law will be in effect no thanks to Chief Justice John ‘No Racism In Voting To See Here’ Roberts and the rest of his conservative black robed politicians, let’s piss off the Teapublicans.
They seem to have the misguided impression that Texas is only for conservative white people.
Time to send their azzes a message it’s a far more diverse place than FOX Noise has told them it is.
Show up at your fave early voting location from today until October 31and shock the Texas Tea Klux Klan. Bumrush the polls and kick out everything with an ‘R” behind their name.
These are the early voting locations in Harris County. For you peeps in other parts of Texas, check your county’s website for the location nearest
Peeps, don’t stop at Wendy Davis or Leticia Van de Putte’s names either on the ballot and think your job is done. You ain’t close to being finished. There are other races on the ballot that need your undivided attention chock full of candidates that need your support and votes like the judicial races.
If you want fairness on the judicial bench, then you’re going to have to elect some Democrats to balance out the Republicans who seem to have the misguided idea that their role is to rubber stamp every court case that benefits a corporation and screw the average citizen.
And yes Texas TBLG community, if you want judges that will give you a fair shake on your name changes, adoption proceedings, et cetera, then you better do your job starting today until November 4 to get these quality people on the bench.
Early voting ends October 31.
It’s time to have a Democratic governor and lieutenant governor again. It would also be nice to have a Texas governor and lieutenant governor who aren’t oppressive to Texans who happen to be TBLG, non-white, women and the poor.
But I can’t get them and those fair minded judges elected by myself. I’m only one vote. It’s going to take millions of Texans voting to make that happen. I’m going to do my part by handling my electoral business and hoping you Texas TransGriot readers follow my lead.
Today is the day we take the first critical steps in turning Texas back to being blue again.