SE Texas Record: Texas awaits Supreme Court ruling on petition to reinstate voter ID law
Seven federal judges have concluded that Texas' voter ID law is discriminatory during the past four years. According to a NPR news report: ¨It's not so much the fact that Texas wanted to require a photo ID in order for registered voters to be allowed to vote; it was the kind of IDs that would and would not pass legal muster.¨
For instance, the law recognizes concealed handgun carry permits and military IDs as valid forms of ID. State university photo IDs and state employee IDs don't qualify. Gerry Hebert, who led the legal team for the plaintiff, contends the GOP's intent was to shift the state electorate in their favor.