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Voting Rights Act
Thu July 4, 2013
What Texans Need to Know About Changes to the Voting Rights Act
The U. S. Supreme Court recently struck down sections of the Voting Rights Act. The portions eliminated required some states, including Texas, to obtain preapproval from the federal government before changing election laws.
KUT reported it is uncertain how the Supreme Court decision will affect two current Texas issues:
- The 2012 state law attempting to require voters to show identification at the ballot box.
- The congressional and legislative redistricting maps recently signed by Governor Perry