Now THAT memo's a fantasy. Anyone who thinks Texas is gonna be blue in 08 is dreaming. We're trending that way in local/state elections, but it's not going to happen this year. We've got a long way to go.
We'd count it a huge success if we can get Noreiga elected to replace Cornyn.
Yeah, not well-timed maybe, but definitely not REAL voter suppression. The best I can say about their timing is that it's likely a 'hot' time to recruit new voters when the amount of press about politics is high.
It's always been easier to register voters when "politics" is in the news -- regardless of if it's for the current election or a future election.
Texas has had voter ID requirements like Indiana's for almost 4 years. So far, even here, there haven't been any major abuses nor have there been any swath of voters disenfranchised. I admit that's surprised me.
That too..... but it doesn't negate the point that groups do voter registration drives all year round.
Targeting what I assume are Democratic voting areas to register voters isn't nefarious. It isn't "voter suppression" either.
Obviously the people screaming have never been around REAL voter suppression.
Texas Rangers doing drivers license checks on the only road into or out of a polling place in a minority area or cops on the clock parking their vehicles 3 deep at polling places at the 5th ward in Houston.