- US District Court judge rules against Texas voter ID law -- again
- Supporters say voter ID law prevents voter fraud while opponents say it's discriminatory
(CNN)A federal court judge ruled that a Texas voter ID law was passed with the intent to discriminate against minorities, violating the Voting Rights Act.
Texas AG: 'We're disappointed'
Immediate effects uncertain
What ruling says
- The Texas legislature rejected several proposed amendments that would've reduced the impact on minorities. These proposals included allowing more types of photo ID, a more liberal policy on expired documents, easier voter registration procedures, reduced costs for obtaining ID and more voter education on the requirements.
- She also described the way the bill was pushed through as "extraordinary," saying that it was done "without the usual committee analysis, debate, and substantive consideration of amendment."
- Ramos challenged the notion that the law existed to prevent voter fraud, questioning why it "did nothing to address mail-in balloting, which is much more vulnerable to fraud."