Texas leads the way in voter suppression | Reese's Final Thought Hundreds of Texans, mostly black and Latino, spent hours in lines waiting to vote on Super Tuesday.
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Hervis Rogers works two jobs, arrived at the polls just before 7, waited 6 hours,gain ed national attention through his tenacity, refusing to leave, the last person to cast a ballot in the Texas when he did so around 1 a.m. “It is insane, but it’s worth it,” Rogers said while waiting in line. “I wouldn’t feel right if I didn’t vote. So I said, ‘I’m going to take a stand and vote. ” Rogers said he had been to 2 other packed locations nearby. He had work at 6 a.m. Wednesday, thought about just turning around to go home, but he decided to stick it out. More than 5 hours later, still in line.
“I might be here about another hour,” he said at one point, before gesturing to another section of the line. “It might be another two hours, because that line is long right there. So I know it’s another hour. Let’s say 12.”