The point I am making is: GOP are making it harder for some to vote (this will include lots of white people). It is then noted in multiple posts that this makes it harder for blacks to vote because of XYZ. Well… what are that community (including the more affluent part of it) doing to change that? How will they help get those people vote? Answer: they won’t. They will complain about nasty party this and that but DO nothing to change it.
That is simply not true. In this case in Texas, voters in Harris County (Houston) took advantage of being able to vote more easily, and elected a full slate of Democrats to the judiciary there. The fact that the community was voting to change things is what has the old-time office-holders crapping in their pants, and they don't want those voters to get the same opportunity when it comes to their next election.
Indeed, it is patently clear to almost all of us Texans - whether we support him or not - that every action he has taken is an attempt to bolster his position and standing with his far right base.
Have you guys who think this is really bad ever considered that in a democracy the winner of an election gets to set the rules - whether you as an individual likes the rules or not? Change the rule makers to change the rules.
The problem occurs when the "winners" decide that an open democracy isn't such a good thing for them, and try to rewrite the rules to guarantee their ability to stay in power by denying voters who might oppose them an equal chance to vote. When voters are held back from voting, it becomes impossible for them to "change the rule makers".