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Voter ID Bill

Former Congressman Jim Wright (credit: KRLD/Chuck Schechner)

Former Speaker Wright Finally Gets Texas Voter ID

Former U.S. Speaker of the House Jim Wright says he’s finally obtained the documents he needs to vote under new state law on Election Day.

CBS 11–11/04/2013

The shadow of a man wearing a cowboy hat falls on a pillar as he enters a polling place. (credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Former U.S. House Speaker Wright Denied Voter ID

Former U.S. Speaker of the House Jim Wright says he was denied a state ID card just before Election Day.

11/03/2013

Voters go to the polls. (credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

Court Stays Texas Voter-Registration Injunction

An appeals court has stayed an injunction that had blocked enforcement of parts of Texas’ new voter registration laws.

09/06/2012

The shadow of a man wearing a cowboy hat falls on a pillar as he enters a polling place. (credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Federal Court Rejects Texas Voter ID Law

A federal court on Thursday rejected a Texas law that would require voters to present photo IDs to election officials before being allowed to cast ballots in November.

08/30/2012

A man takes a voter registration card and another registers to vote. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Texas Requesting Federal Database To Check Voters

The Texas Secretary of State’s office is requesting a federal database of legal immigrants to check against voter registration records.

07/18/2012

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Closing Arguments Set For Voter ID Trial

Closing arguments are set to begin a trial that will determine the fate of Texas’ controversial voter ID law.

07/13/2012

Voters cast their ballots at a polling station on March 6, 2012 in Ohio. (credit: J.D. Pooley/Getty Images)

Expert Testimony To Continue At Voter ID Trial

More expert testimony is on tap in a trial to determine whether Texas’ controversial voter ID law violates the federal Voting Rights Act.

07/12/2012

A voter cast her ballot. (credit: Marc Serota/Getty Images)

Justice Department Says Evidence Of Bias In Voter ID Law

The U.S. Department of Justice says there is substantial evidence that Texas’ Voter ID law will discriminate against minorities.

04/11/2012

Texas Photo Identification

Justice Department Opposes Texas Voter ID Law

The Justice Department’s civil rights division has objected to the new photo ID requirement for voters in Texas, saying many Hispanic voters lack state-issued identification.

03/12/2012

Attorney General Asks Court To Clear Voter ID Law

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.

01/23/2012

A voter places a sticker indicating that he has cast his ballot. (credit: Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images)

Texans Now Required To Show Photo ID Before Voting

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.

05/27/2011

Texas State Capitol

Controversial Voter ID Bill Hits Texas House Floor

“My fear is that this bill is not going to increase the integrity of elections, but instead is going to keep legitimately eligible Texans from the polls.”

03/21/2011

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