“Voting Rights Bill Would Address, Not Invalidate TX Law”

Texas Tribune:

A voting rights bill introduced in Congress last week would subject Texas elections to new levels of federal scrutiny, but it would not invalidate the state’s controversial 2011 voter photo ID law that helped inspire it….

Asked whether House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte, a Virginia Republican, would schedule a hearing on the House’s version of the bill, a House judiciary aide said in an email, “The Voting Rights Act is alive and well and protecting the freedom to vote.”

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