Do You Support Texas’ Current Voter ID Law? [POLL]
Is the current Texas Voter ID law unfair to minority voters? That is the question at hand in Corpus Christi as a judge will begin to hear arguments for and against the law. According to the Texas Tribune, the trial is expected to last two weeks.
The three-year-old Texas voter ID law heads to federal court on Tuesday in Corpus Christi, where a judge will determine whether the state's measure requiring voters to present photo identification at polling places is unfair to minority voters.
Conservatives backed the 2011 law, claiming it was the best way to combat voter fraud. Proponents of the law say that even if a voter doesn't have an ID, it is not something that hard to get.
“Most every Texan already has a valid ID, but if they don’t they can get one for free," said Lauren Bean, spokeswoman for Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott. "Voter ID has already been used in several elections in Texas without the disenfranchisement claimed by partisans who seem to be against election integrity.”
But opponents have said there's little evidence that voter fraud is a problem and claim the law is a way to keep voters aligned with the Democratic Party from showing to vote.
The Texas voter ID law gives state voters a choice among five forms of photo ID — including a driver's license, passport or concealed handgun license — to present to election workers at polling places.
Do you support the current Voter ID law? Let us know in today's KFYO Poll of the Day.