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Texas Voter ID Law Discourages Some Voters

The U.S. Supreme Court recently upheld the Texas voter identification law, which requires voters to show an approved form of picture ID in order to vote at a poll.  Those who are already registered and who are qualified to vote by mail can still cast a ballot and the state provides free election certificates to those who can prove their U.S. citizenship and residence in Texas. Critics of the law say it puts an undue burden on poor people, minorities, the elderly and the...

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