This summer Holder’s Department of Justice announced they were going to sue Texas for the Lone Star State's voter identification laws.
On Monday, the Justice Department brought up a lawsuit against North Carolina for the new voter law they enacted which requires photo identification in elections.
Now Attorney General Holder is warning other states that pass photo identification requirements in their voter laws will meet his wrath and that the Obama administration “will not hesitate to take appropriately aggressive action against any jurisdiction that attempts to hinder access to the franchise.”
Hold on Holder! Not only has the United States Supreme Court already ruled on voter laws against photo identification, ruling that a key provision of the Voting Rights Act was unconstitutional. Just this week the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit rejected Project Vote’s challenge to the Texas voter laws requiring election integrity measures.
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott stated today this his office “is pleased that the courts have once again reaffirmed the Texas Legislature’s ability to adopt common-sense election laws that are designed to instill confidence in our electoral process and prevent election fraud.”
“Decisions like this one are reminders that these cases are nothing more than political stunts that are brought by plaintiffs—who simply oppose election integrity on political grounds—and their lawyers, who seek to reap attorneys’ fees at the taxpayers’ expense.”
Texas passed its law with “overwhelming bipartisan support by the Texas Legislature in 2011” Abbott said.