Justice Department Says No to Texas Voter ID Law

April 9, 2012

The U.S. Justice Department has blocked the Texas law requiring voters to show photo identification at the polls on grounds that it would disproportionately negatively impact minority voters, thereby violating the 1965 federal Voting Rights Act, which prohibits discriminatory voting practices that disenfranchise minorities. Thomes E. Perez, the Department of Justice’s assistant attorney general for…

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