CNN: New Texas voter ID law discriminates, federal judge rules


A federal district court judge granted a permanent injunction against Texas' voter ID law Wednesday, holding that the state acted with discriminatory intent.


"Time and time again, federal courts have made it clear that Texas's strict voter photo ID law is discriminatory," said Danielle Lang, senior counsel for Campaign Legal Center. "It doesn't matter how many times the state tries to dress the law in sheep's clothing -- its intent is to discriminate and prevent hundreds of thousands of eligible voters from casting ballots. Now Texas must return to nondiscriminatory ID practices in voting, which do not require photo ID."

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