DOJ drops opposition to Texas voter ID law

Published on Feb 27, 2017 Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) on the Department of Justice reversing its position on the Texas voter ID law. Fox News AP February 27, 2017 AUSTIN, Texas – The Trump administration plans to abandon the federal government’s longstanding opposition to a key portion of Texas’ toughest-in-the-nation voter ID law, a U.S. Justice Department spokesman said Monday. It’s a dramatic break from the agency under President Barack Obama, which spent years arguing that the 2011 voter ID law that Texas’ Republican-controlled Legislature passed was intended to disenfranchise poor and minority voters. Danielle Lang of the Washington-based Campaign … Continue reading