Voter ID

 Cooper Neill for the Washington Post

She voted illegally. But was the punishment too harsh?

Rosa Ortega, 37, voted illegally in Texas and has become the national face of voter fraud, a crime that President Trump and other Republicans believe is an epidemic endangering the integrity of American elections, even though no evidence supports the claim.

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 Michael Stravato for The Texas Tribune

Texas Senate tentatively approves voter ID fix

The Texas Senate tentatively approved legislation that would revamp the state’s voter identification rules, a response to court rulings that the current law discriminates against minority voters.

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 Laura Buckman for The Texas Tribune

Senate Committee approves Texas voter ID overhaul

A Texas Senate panel has advanced a bill that would overhaul the state voter identification rules, an effort to comply with court rulings that the current law discriminates against black and Latino voters.

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 Tamir Kalifa for The Texas Tribune

Texas Republicans pitch new voter ID law

Top Texas Republicans unveiled legislation Tuesday that would overhaul the state’s voter identification rules, an effort to comply with court rulings that have found the current law discriminates against minority groups.

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 Tamir Kalifa for The Texas Tribune

Supreme Court rejects Texas voter ID appeal — for now

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to take up Texas’ effort salvage its strict voter identification law, handing at least a temporary victory to civil rights advocates who have successfully argued that the law discriminates against minorities.

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