After Voter ID Decision, What Happens Next?

Immediately after a federal court’s decision last week rejecting Texas’ voter ID law, Attorney General Greg Abbott pledged to appeal the ruling to the U.S. Supreme Court, saying that the decision “is wrong on the law.”

But voters shouldn’t expect to see anything change ahead of this year's general election, meaning that photo IDs probably won't be required to vote in the state in November. Because the court’s voter ID ruling was the result of a lawsuit also challenging Section 5 of the federal Voting Rights Act, and because the state has pending litigation over those ...

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