Texas became one of many states with some of the strictest and rigid Voter ID laws in the nation. Federal courts cited the laws as a racial impact and blocked it. Other tests came so multiple Presidents including Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan, and George W. Bush had to sign extensions to the Voting Rights Act to protect that most precious right of African Americans and minorities. This is why men like senior Burton and many others know that voting is a privilege. “It makes me think I got the same rights everyone else,” said Burton.
Which is why if you, no matter your skin tone but especially if you are a minority, have not early voted or don’t plan to vote on March 1st it is a crime.
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