July 10, 2012

DOJ: Stop Voter ID in Texas

The Obama administration Monday admonished a panel of judges to renounce a Texas law that requires photo identification to vote, asserting that it discriminates against Hispanics and Blacks. Justice Department lawyer said that the law could curb 1.4 million voters in Texas who are without photo identification. The Wall Street Journal relays:
"The Justice Department says the act prohibits enactment of the 2011 Texas law requiring that voters show photo ID, such as a driver's license or passport, to cast a ballot at polling places. The department says black and Hispanic voters are more likely than whites to lack such documents."