Under the Voting Rights Act, the Texas voter ID law has been blocked by the Justice Department. The department blocked a similar law in South Carolina back in December.
Democrats believe that Voter ID laws are discriminatory — a new form of Jim Crowe. Hispanic registered voters are 47% to 120% more likely to lack identification to vote.
“Even using the data most favorable to the state, Hispanics disproportionately lack either a driver’s license or a personal identification card,” Thomas Perez, head of the Justice Department’s civil rights division, wrote in the letter to Keith Ingram, the director of elections for the Texas Secretary of State. (Businessweek)
Due to a history of voter right violations, Texas and South Carolina are two of sixteen states that need approval from the Justice Department to enact and enforce these types of laws.
We need identification to do almost everything in this country. We need it to go to the gym, open up a PO Box, etc.. This is not about discrimination but about the integrity of our elections.
- Lots of dead registered voters.
- Voter fraud in Florida.
- Wisconsin voters overwhelmingly support Voter ID laws.