Texas Republicans market long voting lines in the state as a good thing and compare it to COVID testing.
This is what the Texas Republican Party tweeted:
If you can queue for a Covid test, you can line up to vote. pic.twitter.com/Y8YrKEspYP
– Texas GOP (@TexasGOP) January 7, 2022
Getting a COVID test is not the same as having the right to vote. By equating the two, Republicans admit that it is not electoral integrity but rather disenfranchisement and discouragement that motivates their voter suppression laws.
Republicans admit they want to make voting harder. They want voters to stand in long lines. They want people who can’t afford to miss their jobs or who have no one to take care of their children to skip election day because that’s how they win elections.
The DOJ should use this tweet as evidence in any lawsuit against Texas’s voter suppression laws, but Republicans are proud and brag about that they don’t want people to vote.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also the White House press pool and congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a bachelor’s degree in political science. His thesis focused on public policy with a specialization in social reform movements.
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