Lawmakers passed SB 5 after numerous courts, including the full Fifth Circuit, concluded the prior strict ID law had a discriminatory effect. Advocates believe that the new law is still discriminatory, and are reviewing options for next steps.
The League of Women Voters of Texas and Texas State Conference of the NAACP were pleased to learn on that the Trump administration decided to dissolve the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity.
Both a previous panel and the full Fifth Circuit bench have already declared that the law, originally passed in 2011, had the effect of discriminating against African American and Latino voters in the state.
Brennan Center findings dismantle a key resource that Trump’s “Election Integrity” Commission relies on to justify baseless claims — by President Trump and some of the panel’s members — of rampant voter fraud.