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Texas Sued for Voter Discrimination as Fallout From Supreme Court Ruling Continues

US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Conflict, Court, Election, Human rights, Law, Politics, USA )

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The US Department of Justice has filed suit against Texas in an attempt to halt lawmakers from enacting a new law that would prevent large sections of the population from voting.

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Lindsey O. (19)
Monday August 26, 2013, 5:20 am
The article claims that large numbers of people supposedly don't have "access" to photo ID and therefore will be prevented from voting. But that isn't true.

For anyone who doesn't already have photo ID and for whatever reason doesn't want to get a driver's license, etc., they can apply for photo ID from the State at no charge (and the proof of identity they have to provide to get the free photo ID can come from a list which is really lengthy - containing at least some documents that any citizen would have or could easily get). Also anyone who votes by mail doesn't have to provide any form of photo ID whatsoever. And people with a legal disability can apply for a permanent exemption from the photo ID requirement.

Whatever the motivations for this law (and, like most, I have little doubt it's politically motivated), people who are eligible to vote will be able to vote.
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