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Texas Voter ID Law Rejected By Obama Administration [POLL]

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Texas’ Voter ID law has been rejected by the Obama Administration.

The U.S. Department of Justice says that the law, approved in May of 2011, may harm Hispanic voters.

The Justice Department says that around 11 percent of Hispanic voters in Texas do not currently have photo identification, and that the State did not show that the law has neither a discriminatory purpose nor effect.

The Department of Justice also blocked South Carolina’s Voter ID law last December.

Two Texas lawmakers weighed in on the ruling.

“The DoJ has no valid reason for rejecting this important law, which requires nothing more extensive than the type of photo identification necessary to receive a library card or board an airplane,” said Governor Rick Perry. “Their denial is yet another example of the Obama Administration’s continuing and pervasive federal overreach.”

Texas U.S. Senator John Cornyn said “Voter identification laws are constitutional and vital to protecting the integrity of the democratic process. Today’s decision reeks of politics and appears to be an effort by the Department of Justice to carry water for the President’s reelection campaign.”

Do you think that the Voter ID law discriminates against Hispanics in Texas? Let us know what you think in the poll.

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