Texas Voter ID Law Heads To Trial In U.S. Court

www.huffingtonpost.com Published: September 2, 2014
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Sept. 2 (Reuters) - A U.S. court in Texas will hear arguments on Tuesday in a case over a law requiring voters to present photo identification, a move the state's Republican leaders say will prevent fraud while plaintiffs call it a veiled attempt at suppressing minority turnout.



The case is also part of a new strategy by the Obama administration to challenge voting laws it says discriminate by race in order to counter a U.S. Supreme Court ruling in June that freed states from strict federal oversight.



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