Bloomberg: Photographer: Erich Schlegel/Getty Images U.S. to Drop Claim Texas Voter ID Law Had Biased Intent


Last week, the Texas legislature proposed a law that addresses some shortcomings but doesn’t eliminate other provisions that may disenfranchise as many as 600,000 registered Texas voters, said Gerald Hebert of the Campaign Legal Center, which opposes the law.

“That bill doesn’t fix the law, and it’s just a bill; hundreds of those are filed that never see the light of day,” he said. “There is overwhelming, abundant evidence that Texas acted intentionally. The DOJ is just reversing its position. This is a purely political decision.”

While he’s disappointed to lose the Justice Department’s legal muscle in the case, Hebert said he isn’t surprised the Justice Department is stepping back under Sessions.'

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