Texas voting ID law ‘harms Hispanics’

BBC News

The US justice department has rejected a Texas voter ID law, amid concerns the measures could disenfranchise Hispanic voters.

Hispanics registered to vote in Texas are twice as likely as other groups to lack required photo ID, justice officials said.

The states of South Carolina and Wisconsin are also facing legal battles over their voter ID laws.

Texas officials say their law, approved in May 2011, aims to deter voter fraud.

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