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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch Statement on Court of Appeals Ruling in Texas Voter ID Case

Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch released the following statement today after the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against Texas’s voter ID law:

“I am pleased with today’s decision by the full U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit holding that Texas’s 2011 photographic voter identification law violates Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act.  This decision affirms our position that Texas’s highly restrictive voter ID law abridges the right to vote on account of race or color, and orders appropriate relief before yet another election passes.”

Press Release Number: 
16-846
Updated July 20, 2016