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Texas voter ID law struck down

Posted By Rob Schofield On August 30, 2012 @ 2:02 pm In Uncategorized | Comments Disabled

A unanimous three-judge panel at the U.S. Court of Appeals — including a George W. Bush appointee — struck down Texas’ discriminatory voter ID law today. You can read the opinion by clicking here [1].

According to Reuters [2], the judges said that  

“the evidence showed the law’s impact would ‘fall most heavily on the poor and that a disproportionately high percentage of African-Americans and Hispanics in Texas live in poverty.’”

Are you paying attention Thom Tillis [3]?

 


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[1] by clicking here: http://electionlawblog.org/wp-content/uploads/texas-voter-id.pdf

[2] Reuters: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/48844767?__utma=5875948.439461815.1343414743.1346070277.1346349215.11&__utmb=5875948.5.10.1346349215&__utmc=5875948&__utmx=-&__utmz=5875948.1345466675.7.2.utmcsr=t.co|utmccn=(referral)|utmcmd=referral|utmcct=/lC1XH3qK&__utmv=5875948.|8=Earned%20By=cable%7Cmsnbc%20tv%7Crachel%20maddow%20show%7Crachel%20maddow%20show=1^12=Landing%20Content=Original=1^13=Landing%20Hostname=maddowblog.msnbc.com=1^30=Visit%20Type%20to%20Content=Earned%20to%20Original=1&__utmk=78387728#.UD-YlpZT_3A

[3] Thom Tillis: http://www.newsobserver.com/2012/08/28/2298696/tillis-promises-nc-delegates-voter.html?tab=gallery&gallery=/2012/08/28/2298443/convention-style-082812.html&gid_index=2

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