It’s only been a few hours since the U.S. Supreme Court voided part of the Voting Rights Act and the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has already released information on the new Election Identification Certificates.
Gov. Rick Perry wants President Barack Obama to apologize while in Texas for his attorney general’s criticism of the state’s voter ID law.
The state of Texas wants to challenge the constitutionality of Section 5 of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, a key provision of the historic federal legislation.
Attorney General Greg Abbott is asking a federal court to clear the way for the state’s Voter ID law after the Department of Justice failed to clear it.
Dallas and Houston law enforcement officials said Monday that they oppose legislation that would free up officers in so-called sanctuary cities to ask about the immigration status of anyone pulled over during a traffic stop, questioned as a witness or otherwise detained.
Governor Rick Perry signed a measure Friday that requires Texans to show photo identification before voting. Republicans say the law is necessary to prevent voter fraud and make elections fair.
The Texas House passed hotly debated legislation Monday requiring voters to show photo identification before casting ballots, sending to Gov. Rick Perry’s desk a measure he declared an “emergency” item for the legislative session.
Homeless people face many barriers to getting back on their feet. Austin Democratic State Senator Kirk Watson says the lack of a photo ID shouldn’t be one of them.
Legislation requiring Texans to show a photo ID before voting cleared a major hurdle Tuesday night.