Bloomberg Politics: Voter-ID Laws in Jeopardy as Texas Agrees to Ease Its Rules


"The last week or so has demonstrated that the tide has turned on these cases," said Danielle Lang, a lawyer with the Campaign Legal Center in Washington and part of the legal team that fought the Texas law. "Litigants and advocates have built really strong records to demonstrate the burdens of these laws."

Under the state’s agreement with the Obama administration and voting-rights advocates, people lacking one of the required IDs will have more options in November. They will now be able to provide voter registration cards, certified birth certificates, utility bills, government checks, pay stubs or bank statements with their names and addresses on them.

"The agreement fully protects the citizens of Texas," Lang said.

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