Supreme Court allows use of Texas’ voter identification law


VOTER ID VICTORY: , The Supreme Court is allowing the use of Texas’ voter identification law before and during the Nov. 4 election.

By Brad Matthews |

Voters in Texas who go to the polls on Nov. 4 will have to bring their Texas photo ID with them.

The Supreme Court on Saturday upheld the state’s voter ID law, SB 14.

The law had been struck down by a federal court for discrimination, before that court’s order was temporarily blocked by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. That block had been subject to a number of emergency challenges by minority groups and the Obama administration. Although a vote count was not released for the Supreme Court order, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg wrote the dissent, supported by Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan.

November’s election will mark the first time SB 14 is applied for a federal election. The law, one of the strongest of its kind in the nation, sets what voter identification is presentable come election time.

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