US sues Texas over voter registration 

The U.S. Justice Department said Thursday that it will sue Texas to block a state law which requires proof of citizenship to vote, the latest volley in a nationwide battle over controversial voter ID laws, which critics say disenfranchise immigrants, people of color and the elderly.
In a press release, the DOJ also stated that it will separately intervene in the state’s redistricting laws. The release states that both laws were adopted with the “purpose, and will have the result, of denying or abridging the right to vote on account of race, color, or membership in a language minority group.”
The announcement comes one day after Kansas and Arizona filed a lawsuit against the U.S. government in an attempt to secure the right to exercise their own voter ID laws.

Read more about US sues Texas over voter registration at Al Jazeera America
Photo: John Moore/AFP/Getty Images

US sues Texas over voter registration 

The U.S. Justice Department said Thursday that it will sue Texas to block a state law which requires proof of citizenship to vote, the latest volley in a nationwide battle over controversial voter ID laws, which critics say disenfranchise immigrants, people of color and the elderly.

In a press release, the DOJ also stated that it will separately intervene in the state’s redistricting laws. The release states that both laws were adopted with the “purpose, and will have the result, of denying or abridging the right to vote on account of race, color, or membership in a language minority group.”

The announcement comes one day after Kansas and Arizona filed a lawsuit against the U.S. government in an attempt to secure the right to exercise their own voter ID laws.

Read more about US sues Texas over voter registration at Al Jazeera America

Photo: John Moore/AFP/Getty Images

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