Texas Voter ID Law Back in Play

By Herman W. Fogus III

Texas Voter ID Law Back In Play

HOUSTON – The U. S. Supreme Court has granted the state of Texas permission to implement new Voter ID regulations that require voters to have one of seven approved forms of identification.  However, college IDs are not approved, leading some to view the new regulations as a form of voter discrimination.

On October 9th, Federal District Court Judge Nelva Ramos decreed the regulations unconstitutional and in violation of the Voting Rights Act. “There has been a clear and disturbing pattern of discrimination in the name of combating voter fraud in Texas,” she wrote.

The Supreme Court’s decision, overturning Ramos, came just before early voting began in the state. (Houston Defender)

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