Federal court strikes down Voter ID law


According to the Associated Press, a federal court has ruled against Texas’s voter I.D. law today. The law would have required voters to show a government-issued photo I.D. before casting their ballots in the November 6 election.

The decision comes after striking down the state’s redrawn districting maps earlier this week. Opponents of both the voter I.D. law and the redistricting maps have argued the laws violate the Voting Rights Act by imposing barriers on minorities from voting.

“It’s great news for students,” said University Democrats President Leslie Tisdale. “It’s our job to back this decision by the courts because it really shows them that students are right here, we’re ready to vote and we want the opportunity to vote. This has helped us incredibly.”