Waiver by Texas Secretary of State Shows Growing Influence of Latino Electorate

Texas Secretary of State David Whitley appears at a Texas Senate hearing Thursday. Foto: Texas Senate

Texas Secretary of State David Whitley appears at a Texas Senate hearing. Photo: Texas Senate

Chastened by the national scandal that erupted when he questioned the citizenship of nearly 100,000 mostly Latino voters, Texas Secretary of State David Whitley resigned more than two weeks ago. Unanimous opposition by Democratic state senators, as well as lawsuits by civil rights groups were definitive for this historic victory in a state still dominated by Republicans. Mariana Pineda reports from Houston on the meaning of the resignation and shifts in the electoral political arena ahead of next year’s elections

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