Holder calls Texas voter ID law a 'poll tax'
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Updated 11:04 p.m., Tuesday, July 10, 2012
A day after a federal three-judge panel in Washington, D.C., began hearing a lawsuit involving a Justice Department challenge to Texas' voter identification law, Attorney General Eric Holder told the 103rd annual convention of the NAACP on Tuesday that "we will not allow political pretext to disenfranchise American citizens of their most precious right."
Because of its history of voter discrimination, Texas must get Justice pre-clearance before it can change its election laws.