If there’s one thing that people on both sides of the political aisle can agree on it is this: eligible voters should be able to vote. That idea is the basis of the most popular election debates of late: those over voter ID and the illegal purge being conducted in Florida.
Both sides tend to emphasize that the focus should be on good elections that instill faith in the voting public. At least that’s what they have claimed in the past. Now it appears, some are straying from the script.
Yesterday the Department of Justice formally objected to the new Texas voter ID law, S.B. 14, citing the discriminatory effect that the law would have on Hispanics in the state. A reading through the DOJ’s letter, which was filed with the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, brings to light interesting facts surrounding the need to clean up election administration.