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Voter ID law is in for a makeover

Texas is in for a makeover of their Voter ID laws, and the president won’t stand in their way – finally. Looks like the Democrats are going to lose votes now that illegal immigrants won’t be able to vote as easily.

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H/T Western Journalism

Report: Justice Department Top Drop Opposition To Texas Voter ID Law

The Trump administration and the Justice Department made a significant move on voter ID laws Monday, announcing that the the federal government will no longer be part of a long running court case in opposition to a Texas Voter ID law.

Newly appointed Attorney General Jeff Sessions, a former U.S. senator from Alabama, has long been a supporter of voter identification laws.

Newly appointed Attorney General Jeff Sessions, a former U.S. senator from Alabama, has long been a supporter of voter identification laws.

The action was denounced by the Campaign Legal Center deputy director of voting rights, Danielle Lang, who has been fighting against the Texas law. She said the center was notified by the Justice Department that it will no longer participate in the suit.

“It’s a complete 360,” said Lang, referring to the support they received from the Justice Department under the Obama administration, which joined the suit in 2013.

“We can’t make heads or tails of any factual reason for the change. There has been no new evidence that’s come to light,” she said.

She added, “This signals to voters that they will not be protected under this administration.”

“We have already had a nine-day trial and presented thousands of pages of documents demonstrating that the picking and choosing of what IDs count was entirely discriminatory and would fall more harshly on minority voters. So for the (Justice Department) to come in and drop those claims just because of a change of administration is outrageous,” Lang concluded.

A hearing on the case is scheduled for Tuesday, at which time the federal government may discuss its intent more fully.

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