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Within 2 hours of SCOTUS decision on Voting Rights Act, Texas announces new Voter ID Laws, district maps.

Just hours after the Supreme Court handed down a ruling that guts parts of the Voting Rights Act, Texas is moving forward with a controversial voter ID law that state Attorney General Greg Abbott hopes to implement right away.

“With today’s decision, the state’s voter ID law will take effect immediately,” Abbott said in a statement to the Dallas Morning News. “Redistricting maps passed by the Legislature may also take effect without approval from the federal government.”

The Texas law requires voters to show photo identification to vote — a measure that was blocked by the Justice Department, arguing the law could discriminate against racial minorities […]

Well, that was quick.

This is Christmas morning to the Republicans. They’ve been waiting 50 years to open this racist present.

Justice Roberts is officially Santa.

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