Texas sued by the United States Justice Department over its voter ID law. Many minority groups claim that the law is discriminatory. According to WebProNews on August 23, 2013, the U.S. Government is concerned about the suppression of voter rights in the state.
Attorney General Eric Holder said of the lawsuit that 'this represents the department’s latest action to protect voting rights, but it will not be our last.'
With Texas sued, this is just the latest step in the ongoing battle over its voter ID law. The Supreme Court has already spoken out on the issue. They found that the state has either disenfranchised or discriminated against minority voters. Texas is the first to be called out specifically for doing this.
Governor Rick Perry on the topic of Texas sued says that the suit is at odds with the 10th Amendment, and getting in the way of certain powers that are reserved for states or the will of their people. The Texas State Attorney General accused the U.S. Government of siding with the state's democrats. But Texas Republicans claim that the voter ID law is only in place to prevent fraud.
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