Voter ID Critics Slam Measure, Seek to Delay Trial

As Texas’ legal battle with the federal government over its controversial voter ID law presses on, opponents of the measure on Tuesday argued that the law isn’t necessary and that it will discriminate against minority, immigrant, elderly, young, disabled and student voters.

“This law is unnecessary and unjust,” said Wendy Weiser, director of the Democracy Program at the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University’s law school.

Wiser spoke about the law on a conference call — organized by New America Media, a collaboration of ethnic news organizations – along with Myrna Perez, senior council at the Brennan Center ...

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