Friday, February 22, 2019

#TXLEGE: Israel outing herself over dishonest elections

"Wealth gained by dishonesty will be diminished,
But he who gathers by labor will increase."
Proverbs 13:11

Last week's Bad Bill of the Week segment from Jonathan Stickland raises interesting local questions:

Repealing voter

Obviously, Celia Israel has never been a champion of election integrity.  But to abolish basic safeguards is new.  Quite the escalation.

Here's the thing: Celia Israel's district isn't necessarily a gimme for Democrats.  Yes, it leans that way (fairly strongly).  Yes, next year's national environment likely means lousy down ballot conditions in Travis County.

That being said, Voter ID laws are popular.  Even among Democrats.  If an incumbent elected official gets on the wrong side of this issue, the national environment will not bail them out indefinitely.

Bottom Line: This could be a foot in the door, if anyone in Northeast Travis County is smart enough to kick it open....

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