As Texas’ new voter identification rules went into effect January 1, Rep. Jason Isaac criticized efforts to weaken election integrity and committed to fighting voter fraud in the U.S. Congress.
“We should treasure our right to vote — and recognize that turning a blind eye to abuse of that right through voter fraud is an affront to our liberty,” said Rep. Isaac Thursday. “As a proud co-author of our state’s original voter ID law, I’m disappointed that misguided activist courts have interfered with Texas’ ability to protect that cherished right, a right so many brave men and women have fought for.”
Under the new law, which went into effect January 1, potential voters are given more leeway to claim they are unable to obtain photo identification. This is despite the state’s commitment to accept seven common forms of identification, including a free election identification certificate offered at driver’s license offices and mobile stations throughout the state.
“I’ve fought tirelessly to protect our constitutional rights in the Texas Legislature, and I look forward to continuing the fight in Washington, D.C. as the next congressman for Congressional District 21,” Rep. Isaac continued. “I will stand up for every eligible citizen’s right to have their voice heard at the ballot box and to not have their vote wiped out by fraud.
“Texas takes the crime of voter fraud seriously, and I’ll take that commitment to Washington, D.C. as I work to Make America Like Texas.”
The last day to register to vote in time for the March 6 primary is February 5. Additional information about voting in Texas is available at www.VoteTexas.gov.
Rep. Isaac is a fourth-generation native Texan who is seeking election to Congressional District 21 to replace retiring Congressman Lamar Smith. Rep. Isaac has served House District 45 in the Texas Legislature since 2011, where he is the founding chair of the Hill Country Caucus and vice president of the Texas Conservative Coalition. Rep. Isaac is a successful small business owner and lives in Hays County with his wife, Carrie, and two sons.