A federal court has ruled against a Texas law that would require voters to present photo IDs to election officials before being allowed to cast ballots in the November elections. The law was found to impose "strict, unforgiving burdens on the poor," and the court noted that racial minorities in Texas are more likely to live in poverty, so they might therefore have a harder time securing ID cards. The decision is another strike against the GOP's increasingly contentious push to impose strict identification requirements on voters. A similar law out of South Carolina is currently being reviewed in the same federal courthouse, and a ruling in the case is expected before election day on Nov. 6.
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