On the afternoon of the sixth day of trial before Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos, the plaintiffs presented one affected voter and then rested their case against Texas’s photo ID law, and the State presented its first two witnesses.
On the afternoon of September 8th, the Court heard from an expert for the plaintiffs, a former Director of Elections in Texas, a Texas legislator, and two Texans who had trouble obtaining photo ID to vote.
The morning of the fourth day of trial, the court heard a reading in of deposition testimony offered by State Senator Wendy Davis in 2011 in Texas v. Holder, as well as an expert for the plaintiffs, and a state representative from Houston.
"The law is misguided if the effort is to reduce voter crimes because it imposes new limits on in-person voting, where we know crimes are rare, but does not impose them on mail ballots, where we know it is more common."
Testimony from a former Texas Director of Elections, the Director of plaintiff Texas League of Young Voters Education Fund, the Executive Director of Christian Assistance Ministry, and two individuals who face burdens under SB 14.