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On this episode of Eyes Wide Open we are joined by special guest and Texas Democratic Party Chair, Gilberto Hinojosa to discuss how the Texas Democratic Party is building and preparing for the 2016 election cycle and much more!  

Tueday Night Topics:  5th Circuit Affirms Texas Voter ID Violates Voting Rights Act Section 2. A unanimous panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit has issued an opinion which is a great (but not complete) victory for those challenging Texas’s strict voter id law. The court affirms that the law violates Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act, but rejects the claim of discriminatory purpose and that the law constitutes a poll tax. The court remands for more findings on discriminatory purpose and for a decision on the remedy to the Section 2 violation. 
http://electionlawblog.org/?p=74972   Tx A.G. Paxton's legal woes, which include a felony indictment, a summons to appear before federal District Judge Garcia for contempt of court, and his refusal to issue birth certificates to babies born in Texas to immigrant mothers. 

Don't forget to show your support for Dr. Shirley McKellar for US Congress TX01 2016!!!  And visit host Michael Handley's excellent online blog, DemBlog News!