Fallout from the Voting Rights Act Case: Texas Can Now Implement Its Voter ID Law
Just hours after the Supreme Court handed down a ruling that guts parts of the Voting Rights Act, Texas is moving forward with a controversial voter ID law that state Attorney General Greg Abbott hopes to implement right away.
“With today’s decision, the state’s voter ID law will take effect immediately,” Abbott said in a statement to the Dallas Morning News. “Redistricting maps passed by the Legislature may also take effect without approval from the federal government.”
The Texas law requires voters to show photo identification to vote—a measure that was blocked by the Justice Department, arguing the law could discriminate against racial minorities. At the time, Attorney General Eric Holder called the law a “poll tax.”
HOORAAAAAY for Texas. Too bad the rest of the country doesn't nave the balls you have...I have to carry an ID, so should everyone else that is here "LEGALLY". If you are not here "LEGALLY" you have not (I know most will hate this word) "EARNED" the right to vote...