U.S. Attorney General Takes Texas To Task Over Voting RightsU.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is asking a federal court in San Antonio to require the state to get federal approval or "pre-clearance" before it makes any changes to its voting laws.
U.S. Attorney General Targets Texas Voting Rights, Texas AG Strikes BackThe Obama administration opened an aggressive new front in the battle over voter protection Thursday, singling out Texas for legal action.
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.
Fort Worth Congressman Files Suit To Stop Texas Voter ID Law A Democratic congressman has joined seven others in filing a federal lawsuit to keep Texas from enforcing its voter ID law. U.S. Rep. Marc Veasey of Fort Worth filed the papers Wednesday.
High Court Voids Part Of Voting Rights ActThe Supreme Court ruled that a part of the Voting Rights Act cannot be enforced unless there is a new way of determining which states require federal monitoring of elections.
Voting Rights Law Gets Supreme Court ChallengeThe Supreme Court's conservative justices voiced deep skepticism Wednesday about a section of a landmark civil rights law that has helped millions of Americans exercise their right to vote.
Largest Texas Counties Report Record Early VotingA lot of Texans are taking advantage of the flexibility early voting provides. According to the Texas Secretary of State's Office, some of the largest counties in the state are reporting record or near record early voting turnout.
Farmers Branch To Submit New Voting PlanA suburban Dallas city council has approved a single-member replacement for a municipal voting system struck down by the federal courts.
Texas Voting Maps: No Change Before Election DayInterim voting maps in Texas won't be altered before the November elections, following a federal court rejecting the state's original Republican-drawn maps as discriminatory.
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.
Federal Court: Discrimination In Texas Voting Maps The future of Texas' voting districts is again in question after a federal court Tuesday found evidence of discrimination in new district maps approved by the state's Republican-controlled Legislature last year.
Ruling Says Farmers Branch Violated Voting Rights ActA U.S. District Court ruling announced Thursday says the city of Farmers Branch is in violation of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
Opinion: Lacking Government ID Does Not Make You Unworthy Of VotingThere are many Americans who do not have a government issued ID. In our country there is no requirement to carry ID. If you do not have a government ID, that does not make you a criminal. That does not make you unworthy of voting.
Fort Worth City Council Approves New Redistricting Map The Fort Worth City Council has approved a council-redistricting plan, but the vote was not unanimous. Critics argue the new plan completely ignores the booming Hispanic populations in the southern and central portions of Fort Worth.
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.