Court Blocks Texas Voter ID Law

A $22 fee and a 250-mile round-trip to be able to vote? In what way is this not a straight-up poll tax? (Poll taxes, it should be pointed out, are explicitly forbidden by the constitution; there’s really no grey area here.) So this is more evidence that the constitution only matters to Republicans when the constitution happens to align with their agenda.

In unanimously ruling that the state had not met its burden, the court cited evidence that showed that voters who lack driver’s licenses could be required to pay $22 to obtain underlying documents necessary to apply for a state ID card and that those in some counties would need to travel as many as 250 miles round-trip to get the card. Registered minority voters were at least as likely as white ones to lack driver’s licenses, and were more likely to be poor.

via Court Blocks Texas Voter ID Law, Citing Racial Impact – NYTimes.com.