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Obama Administration Suing Texas Over Voter I.D.

President Barack Obama says he will consult with Congress on amending the 1965 Voting Rights Act. But, if nothing is done, his administration will go forward with legal action.
President Barack Obama says he will consult with Congress on amending the 1965 Voting Rights Act.

But, if nothing is done, his administration will go forward with legal action.

"Congress doesn't move real quickly around here, and if we can go ahead and move administratively so that our Attorney General can go ahead in jurisdictions that seem to be intent on preventing people from voting and that have a racial element to it, even though largely it's probably for partisan reasons, then we need to go ahead and - and enforce the law. And, the voting rights act has a number of tools. Section 4, which was struck down, was not the only tool available. So, we're going to do that," explains President Obama.

The Obama Administration is suing to block a Texas requirement that voters show identification at the polls. Texas implemented the law after the Supreme Court struck down a key provision of the Voting Rights Act in June. The high court's decision invalidated the formula used to determine which states and jurisdictions needed federal approval before changing voting procedures.
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