Texas Voter Suppression Law (LULAC Texas)
LULAC Texas v. Esparza
Lawsuit brought by LULAC Texas, Voto Latino, Texas Alliance for Retired Americans and Texas AFT challenging Texas voter suppression law Senate Bill 1. The case challenges multiple provisions of S.B. 1: a ban prohibiting public officials from mailing proactive absentee ballot applications; additional ID requirements for absentee voting; the effective elimination of drop boxes, drive-thru voting and 24-hour early voting; new obstacles for voters to receive assistance to vote absentee or in person and the empowerment of partisan poll watchers. The suit alleges that these provisions impose an undue burden on the right to vote in violation of the First and 14th Amendments, are purposely intended to limit minority voters’ access to the ballot box in violation of Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act (VRA) and disproportionately impact voters with disabilities and limited language proficiencies in violation of Section 208 of the VRA. The case was consolidated with others challenging S.B. 1 and subsequently closed. All future filings can be found in La Union del Pueblo Entero v. Abbott.