Voter ID

Texas Voter ID Law Blocked

The law specified six types of identification, which minorities are less likely to possess

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A U.S. District Court today blocked Texas' new voter ID law because it discriminates against minorities and conflicts with the federal Voting Rights Act.

In doing so, the three-judge panel in Washington removed a stumbling block that opponents of the law argued could keep up to 1.5 million Texas voters from the polls in November, the majority of whom are Hispanic or Black.

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