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Is the Texas Voter ID Law Ultimately Headed to the Supreme Court?

As the Texas Voter ID law heads back to the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, new voting-related allegations have surfaced. A Harris County constable primary candidate who fell just short of a runoff alleges his opponent’s campaign illegally cast votes for senior citizens. Meanwhile, a federal lawsuit has been filed accusing Texas officials of violating the “motor voter” law […]

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As the Texas Voter ID law heads back to the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, new voting-related allegations have surfaced.

A Harris County constable primary candidate who fell just short of a runoff alleges his opponent’s campaign illegally cast votes for senior citizens. Meanwhile, a federal lawsuit has been filed accusing Texas officials of violating the “motor voter” law by failing to automatically register voters when they renew or obtain driver’s licenses online.

We turn to Peter Linzer, a professor of law at the University of Houston, to walk us through some of these recent developments.

(Graphic: Michael Hagerty, Houston Public Media)

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