Justice Dept opposes Texas voter ID law - Yahoo! News
Has ever an attorney general been so politically active?WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department's civil rights division on Monday objected to a new photo ID requirement for voters in Texas because many Hispanic voters lack state-issued identification.
Texas follows South Carolina as the second state in recent months to become embroiled in a court battle with the Justice Department over new photo ID requirements for voters.
Photo ID laws have become a point of contention in the 2012 elections. Liberal groups have said the requirements are the product of Republican-controlled state governments and are aimed at disenfranchising people who tend to vote Democratic — African-Americans, Hispanics, people of low-income and college students.
Why it's such a big damn deal to prove who you are before you vote is beyond me. You have to prove who you are to get a job, drive a car, go to school, rent an apartment...