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Instead of poll taxes and literacy tests of yesteryear, states now use controversial voter ID laws and gerrymandered districts to suppress the vote. In Texas, a federal court ruled last October that the state's voter ID law
Chron · 10 hours ago
Texas voters
Wright said he realized earlier in the week that the photo identifications he had -- a Texas driver's license that expired in 2010 and a TCU faculty ID -- do not satisfy requirements of the voter ID law, enacted in 2011 by …
OpEdNews · 7/26/2015
Wright
These may not be as obviously discriminatory as literacy tests, but they similarly prevent people from voting. For example, mere hours after the high court ruling, Texas implemented a strict photo ID law, which had …
New York Daily News · 5 hours ago
Voting Rights
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WASHINGTON -- A federal appeals court will hear oral arguments on Tuesday in a case that could have national implications for states that require voters to present government-issued forms of photo identification at the polls. The issue at hand -- Texas ...
The Huffington Post · 4/24/2015
CORPUS CHRISTI, Tex. — A law requiring Texas voters to show government-issued identification before casting a ballot is the latest example of the state’s long history of discrimination against minorities and puts unjustified burdens on the right to ...
New York Times · ByManny Fernandez · 9/23/2014
The second thing I'll say is that laws are being passed in states like Texas and North Carolina that either would have been blocked under the Voting Rights Act, or in fact were blocked under the Voting Rights Act and …
Rolling Stone · 7/29/2015
State Sen. Wendy Davis departs after voting at the Southside Community Center in East Fort Worth, Texas, on Oct. 18 during early voting. Davis had to initial an affidavit swearing to her identity because the name on her driver's license didn't match her ...
USA Today · 11/6/2013
Texas election officials can go ahead and enforce a controversial voter identification law opposed by the Obama administration and civil rights groups, the U.S. Supreme Court said early Saturday. The decision comes just two days before early voting begins ...
CNN · ByJason Hanna andMichael Pearson · 10/19/2014
The U.S. Supreme Court recently upheld the Texas voter identification law, which requires voters to show an approved form of picture ID in order to vote at a poll. Those who are already registered and who are qualified to vote by mail can still cast a ...
Voice of America · 10/29/2014
The Supreme Court said Saturday that Texas' new voter-ID law can remain in effect for the November election, sparking mixed reaction. In a rare weekend announcement, a majority of the high court’s justices rejected an emergency request from the Justice ...
FOX News · 10/18/2014