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Supreme Court Rules Texas Can Enforce Voter ID Law

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On Saturday, The Supreme Court allowed Texas to enforce its photo identification law at the polls in the upcoming elections. The order, coming two days before early voting is set to begin, completes a series of voting rights challenges that had come before the court on an emergency basis. The justices also upheld new restrictions on voting in North Carolina and Ohio that did not include photo ID requirements. The order was not signed, but Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg filed a six-page dissent, joined by Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan. Ginsburg said, "The greatest threat to public confidence in elections in this case is the prospect of enforcing a purposefully discriminatory law, one that likely imposes an unconstitutional poll tax and risks denying the right to vote to hundreds of thousands of eligible voters." The law is the strictest in the nation, permitting only certain types of photo ID at the polls. It was enacted to cut down on in-person voter fraud, but critics said only two people were convicted of impersonating others at the polls during a recent 10-year period. null http://www.wochit.com