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Texas Voter Id

Raising Our Voices When Others Try to Silence Them

Cristóbal Joshua Alex | Posted 10.20.2014 | Latino Voices
Cristóbal Joshua Alex

Forcing voters to use photo ID and perpetuating the myth of rampant voter fraud is nothing more than a strategy to keep growing minority communities on the sidelines. And unfortunately, it works.

Supreme Court Justices Balk At Last-Minute Voting Changes

AP | By MARK SHERMAN | Posted 10.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has allowed Texas to use its strict voter ID law in the November election even after a federal judge said the la...

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Pens Scathing Dissent On Texas Voter ID Law

The Huffington Post | Braden Goyette | Posted 10.20.2014 | Politics

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg issued a six-page dissent early Saturday morning, blasting the court's decision to allow Texas to use its ne...

Opponents Ask Supreme Court To Block Texas Voter ID Law

Reuters | Posted 10.15.2014 | Politics

By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON, Oct 15 (Reuters) - Civil rights lawyers on Wednesday asked a U.S. Supreme Court justice to block a Texa...

Ryan J. Reilly

Appeals Court Reinstates 'Poll Tax' Texas Voter ID Law | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 10.15.2014 | Politics

A federal appeals court on Tuesday put on hold a ruling striking down a controversial Texas voter ID law, based “primarily” on the approaching ele...

Ryan J. Reilly

Federal Court Blocks Texas Voter ID Law, Calling It A 'Poll Tax' | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 10.09.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A federal judge in Texas struck down the state’s voter ID law on Thursday, calling it an “unconstitutional poll tax” intended to d...

Sadly, Social Security Cards Won't Cut It for Many Voters

Jon Sherman | Posted 06.21.2014 | Politics
Jon Sherman

Adding a photo to Social Security Cards would satisfy the voter ID requirement in states like Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Mississippi, and Virginia, but it would not fix the problem in other states where the laws are more narrowly drawn.

Ryan J. Reilly

Texas Legislators Forced To Turn Over Emails In Voter ID Lawsuit | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 04.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Any legislators' emails that reveal a discriminatory motive for passing a 2011 Texas voter ID law, signed by Gov. Rick Perry (R), could ...

Ted Cruz's Father: Black People ‘Uninformed' And ‘Deceived'

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 11.13.2013 | Politics

Evangelical pastor Rafael Cruz, father of tea party star Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), called black and Hispanic voters “uninformed” and “deceived" d...

Women Elected Virginia's Governor -- Now What?

Terry O'Neill | Posted 11.05.2013 | Politics
Terry O'Neill

Without the votes of women, Virginia would have elected a Governor who opposes safe and legal abortion, wants to restrict access to affordable health care for women, supports extreme and dangerous fetal personhood measures and calls the birth control health care benefit a "sterilization mandate."

Restrictive Voter ID Law Snags Former House Speaker

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 11.04.2013 | Politics

Former U.S. Speaker of the House Jim Wright (D-Texas) tried to get a voter identification card at a Texas Department of Public Safety office on Saturd...

Almost No One Signed Up For New Texas Voter ID Certificate

The Huffington Post | Posted 10.22.2013 | Latino Voices

A controversial law requiring Texas voters to present photo identification in order to cast a ballot officially went into effect Monday, as early voti...

Rick Perry Surrogate Ties Obamacare To Voter Fraud

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 09.29.2013 | Politics

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott (R) has a theory as to how Obamacare was able become law, and it places a lot of responsibility on voting at the po...

A Third Legal Challenge To Texas Voter ID Law

Texas Tribune | Ross Ramsey | Posted 09.18.2013 | Latino Voices

Two groups representing minority voters and officeholders sued to block the state’s new voter ID law, which will be used for the first time in a sta...

Obama Defends Voter ID Lawsuit

AP | Posted 08.29.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama is defending the Justice Department's lawsuit over Texas' voter ID law and says his administration will use tools...

Harsh Texas Voter ID Law Challenged

AP | CHRIS TOMLINSON and PETE YOST | Posted 10.22.2013 | Politics

AUSTIN, Texas — The Justice Department sued Texas on Thursday over the state's voter ID law and will seek to intervene in a lawsuit over its red...

Texas Democrats To Protest Harsh Voter ID Measures

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, Texas | Josie Musico | Posted 09.20.2013 | Politics

Local Democrats are less than thrilled about new voter ID laws, and anticipate a crowd at an upcoming rally to protest what they see as unfair regulat...

SCOTUS Throws Out Voter ID Ruling

AP | Posted 08.27.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has thrown out lower court rulings that blocked a Texas voter identification law and the state's political redist...

Texas Voter ID Law Takes Effect After Voting Rights Act Ruling

The Huffington Post | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 04.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Texas will "immediately" implement a voter ID law that a panel of federal judges ruled last year would impose “strict, unforgiving bur...

Amanda Terkel

Voter ID Laws Blocked, But Misinformation And Confusion Spread | Amanda Terkel | Posted 10.30.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Voters in Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas and Wisconsin don't need to show photo ID when going to the polls for the November electio...

Texas-Sized Amounts Spent For Questionable Purpose

The Dallas Morning News | Posted 09.06.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Texas has now spent more than $2 million defending its law to require photo identification to vote and its redrawing of political bounda...

Voting Rights at Stake in the 21st Century

Rana B. Khoury | Posted 11.04.2012 | Politics
Rana B. Khoury

There is a direct correlation between the strictest laws and Republican-dominance of their respective state legislatures. And yes, it is difficult to ignore the fact that the voters most adversely affected by these laws -- students, the poor, and minorities -- lean heavily Democratic.

Harsh Texas Law Smacked Down By Court

AP | Posted 10.30.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A federal court has ruled against a Texas law that would require voters to present photo IDs to election officials before being all...

Gene Demby

Rick Perry Blasts AG, Says Remarks 'Incite Racial Tension' | Gene Demby | Posted 07.18.2012 | Black Voices

Texas Gov. Rick Perry said that Attorney General Eric Holder's remarks last week calling his state's voter ID laws "poll taxes" were an attempt to inc...

Contentious Voter ID Trial Heats Up

AP | HENRY C. JACKSON | Posted 09.12.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Lawyers for the state of Texas argued Friday that a contentious voter ID law should go forward because it doesn't limit minorities'...