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Justice Dept. sees bias in Texas’ voter ID law
The Justice Department said Wednesday there is substantial evidence that Texas’ voter identification law will discriminate against minorities.
The department’s assertion came in papers filed in a Washington federal court explaining why Texas lawmakers should have to testify and turn over their communications regarding the law to a panel of judges considering whether the law can be implemented by the November election.
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott argued lawmakers should not have to reveal internal deliberations. The law passed last year would require voters to present an official photo ID before voting. Texas is one of nine states required to submit all changes to electoral law for federal approval.