DLG Luce – Texas – US Justice Department Seeks Additional Information on Texas Voter ID Law
As recently reported in the Austin American Statesman, the United States Justice Department is seeking more information on how Texas will implement its new voter ID law. Considering such, according to the article, the law remains in limbo.
Christian Herren, chief of the Justice Department’s voting section was quoted as stating ‘the information sent to us is insufficient to enable us to determine that the proposed changes have neither the purpose nor will have the effect of denying or abridging the right to vote on account of race. color. or membership in a language minority group.’
House District 149, in Williamson County north of Austin is one of five statehouse districts where the United States Federal government has raised questions under the civil rights law regarding Texas’ new voting plan. The new district replaces a Houston area district that now has a minority representative.
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