Old Arguments Rehashed as Voter ID Trial Begins

Supporters and opponents of Texas Senate Bill 14 — which requires voters to present photo identification such as a driver’s license, passport or military ID in order to cast a ballot — rehashed old arguments Monday as the state-federal showdown over the voter ID law went in front of a federal three-judge panel.

Opponents have said the law would affect minority and elderly voters unfairly, while proponents have argued that it helps to secure polls against voter fraud.

In the first part of a five-day trial in a U.S. district court in Washington, Monday’s proceedings began with an opening ...

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