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.
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.
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.
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.
Justice Department Says Evidence Of Bias In Voter ID LawThe U.S. Department of Justice says there is substantial evidence that Texas' Voter ID law will discriminate against minorities.
Justice Department Opposes Texas Voter ID LawThe 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.
Attorney General Asks Court To Clear Voter ID LawAttorney 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.
Texans Now Required To Show Photo ID Before VotingGovernor 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.