• May 16, 2022

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Texans Face New Voter ID Law for March 6 Primaries

AUSTIN – When Texans head to the polls March 6 for the first primary of the 2018 midterm elections, they’ll face a new Voter ID law. That law, which went into effect Jan. 1, keeps the same list of permissible forms of identification, but allows Texans without a photo ID to vote if they present […]Read More

Federal Judge Sanctions Texas in Voter Registration Lawsuit

The state’s “months-long delay” in producing documents “has been disruptive, time consuming, cost consuming” and has burdened plaintiffs in the voting rights lawsuit, the judge wrote. The order will run up Texas’ legal tab. A federal judge has ordered sanctions against the state of Texas for blowing past deadlines and ignoring a court order to […]Read More

Supreme Court Rejects Texas Voter ID Appeal — For Now

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to take up Texas’ effort to salvage its strict voter identification law, handing at least a temporary victory to civil rights advocates who have successfully argued that the law discriminates against minorities. But Chief Justice John Roberts said Texas could later try another appeal — after a lower […]Read More

Texas Appeals Voter ID Rulings to U.S. Supreme Court

Texas wants to take its voter identification battle to the U.S. Supreme Court. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Friday asked the justices to hear his arguments about why the state’s photo ID requirements for voting do not discriminate against Hispanics and African-American voters. “Safeguarding the integrity of our elections is essential to preserving our […]Read More

Agreement Means More Texans Can Vote in November

AUSTIN, Texas – Voting rights advocates encouraged the more than 500,000 Texans who could not have voted under the Texas Voter ID law because they lacked a photo ID to cast a ballot in the November general election. Following a federal court ruling striking down most of the law, state officials and the plaintiffs in […]Read More

In High-Profile Case, Texas Defends Its Voter ID Law

NEW ORLEANS — A top lawyer for Texas fiercely defended the state’s strictest-in-the-nation voter identification law on Tuesday, in a high-profile case that could ultimately determine at what point states that assert that they are protecting the integrity of elections cross over into disenfranchisement. Standing before all 15 members of the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, […]Read More

Study: Texas Voter ID Law Kept Voters from the Polls

HOUSTON – Texas’ voter ID law kept some voters away from the polls in the 2014 elections, according to a new report. The Rice University study focused on the Latino-majority 23rd U.S. Congressional District, and shows that confusion over identification requirements discouraged as many as 9 percent of registered voters from casting ballots. It also […]Read More