Abbott 'Confident' High Court will Uphold Voter ID 8/30/12
August 30, 2012
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott says the state will appeal the rejection of its voter ID law to the U.S. Supreme Court and is confident of prevailing.
Abbott said the ruling Thursday by a federal court in Washington was "wrong on the law" and stops Texas from using the same Election Day measures being used in Georgia and Indiana.
A three-judge panel ruled that law passed by the Republican-controlled Legislature would most heavily burden the poor, who in Texas are disproportionately racial minorities.
It's the second defeat for state GOP leaders this week after another panel threw out the state's redistricting maps, having found them discriminatory. Abbott says the state will also appeal that decision.