Voter ID law

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Texas Voter ID Decision Not Expected Before Nov. Elections

A federal judge on Tuesday began reviewing tough new Texas voter ID rules challenged by the Obama administration in a trial that could threaten the polarizing law.

09/02/2014

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

Civil Rights Group: Texas Passive On Voter Turnout

Civil rights activists accused Texas officials Monday of not enforcing laws designed to drive voter turnout.

12/16/2013

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Texas Voter ID Case Gets September 2014 Trial Date

A federal judge has set a September 2014 trial date for a lawsuit seeking to overturn Texas’ Voter ID — just ahead of a pivotal general election.

11/15/2013

Palo Pinto County election volunteers check-in a registered voter at the Palo Pinto County 4-H Building on November 4, 2008 in Palo Pinto, Texas. (credit: Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Election Day: Don’t Forget To Bring ID

Tuesday is Election Day across Texas, and the polls are officially open to voters! Polling places opened at 7:00 a.m. and will stay open until 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday.

11/05/2013

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

Texas Voter ID Law Already Causing Confusion

The new Texas voter ID law is already in effect for this election season, and was used across the state during early voting. The law is intended to deter fake voters, but several public officials have already run into issues.

11/04/2013

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Hispanic Group, NAACP Join Texas Voter ID Lawsuit

The Mexican American Legislative Caucus and the Texas NAACP filed a lawsuit Tuesday to overturn the state’s Voter ID law, joining the Justice Department in fighting the law.

09/17/2013

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Controversial Texas Voter ID Law Likely Enforced Next Week

Unless a federal judge intervenes, the South Texas city of Edinburg could be the first to enforce a new voter ID law next week, and lawyers will likely use the special election to gather evidence to strengthen lawsuits to block it in the future.

08/23/2013

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)

Dallas County May Join Voter ID Lawsuit

Dallas County commissioners are considering joining the federal voting rights challenge to the state’s new voter ID law. That law requires voters to present photo ID to vote in person.

08/20/2013

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GOP Has Tough Choices On Voting Rights Act

When the U.S. Supreme Court gutted the Voting Rights act last week, it handed Republicans tough questions with no easy answers over how, and where, to attract voters even GOP leaders say the party needs to stay nationally competitive.

07/04/2013

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Supreme Court Strikes Down Part Of 1965 Voting Rights Act

The United States Supreme Court struck down a portion of the 1965 Voting Rights Act requiring certain states, including Texas, to have voting law changes “pre-cleared” by federal courts.

CBS 11–06/25/2013