U.S. Gov’t Sues Texas to Block Voter ID Law, Unfair to Latino, Minority Voters

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The U.S. government through the Department of Justice has sued the state of Texas over its proposed Voter ID law, claiming it violates the 1965 Voting Rights Act and the 14th and 15th amendments of the constitution.

Texas’ voter ID law, known as SB 14, requires government-issued photo ID’s before voting but will no longer allow student IDs as suitable identification.

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