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Justice Dept. Strikes Texas Voter ID Law

The U.S. has scuttled a Texas law that would have required voters to show a photo ID in order to vote, arguing that it would have unfairly targeted the state’s Hispanic voters. What’s more, the Justice Department argued that there was no problem to fix in the first place—Texas had not demonstrated any significant fraud that the new law would have corrected. It’s the second time the U.S. has struck down a voter ID mandate, the first time being a South Carolina law in December. Both states are appealing.