Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton (R) joined “The Cats Roundtable” on May 30, 2021 on New York City WABC 770 AM radio and discussed the efforts his state and others are making to ensure voter integrity in elections after the 2020 election cycle.
Ken Paxton warned that if states like Arizona, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin “don’t get their act together” when it comes to signature verification for mail-in voting, “we’ll never know if we have secure elections.”
When discussing the argument that requiring voter ID is discriminatory and racists, Paxton said, “That’s just a red herring, and it’s just not true.”
He argued that those who are against requiring photo ID to vote simply desire to allow others to cheat in elections.
“The only argument that they had was that they claimed it was discriminatory. The reality is everybody knows that’s not true because you have to have a photo ID [for everyday life],” Paxton said.
“We know it’s not discriminatory because everyone knows you have to have a photo ID,” he continued. “The only reason you don’t want people to have a photo ID is that people can cheat. That’s the only rational answer as to why certain people want no photo ID requirements.”