Press Statement
From the Office of State Senator Rodney Ellis

For Immediate Release
April 28, 2008
Contact: Margaret Justus, (281) 250-8253

Statement by Senator Rodney Ellis on the US Supreme Court's Ruling on Indiana Voter ID Law

"The Supreme Court gave Indiana a green light to disenfranchise voters. That doesn't mean that Texas should follow Indiana's lead. I will continue to fight to preserve the right to vote for all people, not just people with picture ID's.

"To this point, no one has proven that there is any voter impersonation at the polls. Until they do that, voter ID requirements are still nothing but a not-too-thinly veiled attempt to turn away elderly, minority and young voters.

"Indiana may want to pass a law that does that, and the Supreme Court has sanctioned their right to do it, but I think - I hope - Texas is better than that."