Michael Stravato for The Texas Tribune

Trump administration: Trust Texas on voter education spending

Federal courts should trust Texas to properly educate voters on new ID rules ahead of the 2018 elections instead of insisting that money be spent on a marketing campaign, President Trump’s justice department argues.

 

 

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Bob Daemmrich for The Texas Tribune

Trump administration: New Texas voter ID law fixes discrimination

Texas’ new voter identification law fully absolves the state from discriminating against minority voters in 2011, and courts should not take further action in a battle over the state’s old voter ID law, President Donald Trump’s Department of Justice argued in a legal filing.

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Marjorie Kamys Cotera for The Texas Tribune

Texas House backs voter ID overhaul, with changes

The 95-54 vote followed a six-hour debate that saw fierce pushback from Democrats, who argued the legislation wouldn’t go far enough to expand ballot access and might discourage some Texans from going to the polls.

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