TRUE THE VOTE REACTS TO 5TH CIRCUIT COURT RULING ON TEXAS VOTER ID LAW
HOUSTON, TX. — August 6, 2015: A federal Circuit Court of Appeals has struck down Texas’ photo voter identification law.
“This ruling tells concerned citizens that an election integrity policy like voter ID can be struck down even after it has proven to not be enacted with anydiscriminatory intent,” True the Vote Founder Catherine Engelbrecht said. “The sanctity of the vote can break with whoever best contrives conclusions through craftily curated datasets in the absence of realistic evidence.
“One saving grace is that the 5th Circuit has directed all concerned to correct Texas’ voter ID law — while respecting its original intent of preventing fraud and improving trust in our elections. True the Vote has been a leading advocate for voter ID. We will continue to work, on behalf of all Texans, for common- sense election reforms and bring voter ID back to the state.”