Reaction to the news that the Department of Justice has rejected the state’s request for preclearance of its controversial voter ID law was swift and partisan, as expected.
Democrats are hailing the move as a victory that protects minority voting rights. Republicans are lambasting the federal government for what they see as an attempt to strip Texas’ sovereign right to do as it sees fit to protect voter integrity.
Below are the responses from elected officials and various civic groups. We will continue to update this post as reactions come in.
Gov. Rick Perry: “Texas has a responsibility to ...