Texas ID Law Blocked, Suspected of Bias
The Justice Department's civil rights division has objected to the new photo ID requirement for voters in Texas, saying many Hispanic voters lack state-issued identification, according to a report from the Associated Press.
The department says the state has failed to show that the newly enacted law has neither a discriminatory purpose nor effect, the report says.
According to an article from Bloomberg: "Voter identification laws were passed last year in eight states. Whether the requirements are inconveniences or barriers to voting is at the core of a debate between Republican supporters who say the laws will protect election integrity, and Democrats who oppose the statutes as attempts to disenfranchise minorities and the poor."