January 30, 2020/Media

BREAKING: Texas Civil Rights Project, Texas Democratic Party, DSCC, and DCCC Win Lawsuit Forcing the Texas Department of Public Safety to Comply with the National Voter Registration Act

Austin, TX — Today, days before the voter registration deadline for the Texas primary, the Texas Civil Rights Project, Texas Democratic Party, DSCC, and DCCC was awarded an injunction in our lawsuit forcing the Texas Department of Public Safety to properly register certain named voters who fell into the trap set by the state’s discriminatory policy of not allowing Texans who update their Driver’s Licenses online to automatically update their voter registration.

To view the ruling, click here.

Texas Democratic Party Chair Gilberto Hinojosa issued the following statement:

“Today’s ruling is a victory for Texans everywhere. The Texas Democratic Party refused to stand by as Republican leaders continued to disenfranchise voters. That’s why the Texas Civil Rights Project, Texas Democratic Party, DSCC, and DCCC filed this lawsuit forcing the Texas DPS to comply with the National Voter Registration Act — and won.

“Our voting rights are under attack. Texas Republicans have tried to game the system and erect barriers for eligible voters. From failing to register Texas voters online to aiding Republicans’ illegal voter purge, Texas DPS has been central to Republicans schemes to make voting harder.

“Our state is better off when more Texans participate in our democracy.  We are one step closer to having a system that protects every Texan’s right to vote.”

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Texas Democrats will never stop fighting back against all Republican attempts to suppress the vote. We won a lawsuit today to force the Texas Department of Public Safety to comply with the National Voter Registration Act. We won against David Whitley. We are in court to reverse the ban on mobile voting. We will not stand any Republican attempt to make voting more difficult for every eligible Texan.