Civil rights and voting rights groups filed a motion asking for the full Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals to review the merits of Texas’ appeal from a lower court ruling that the state’s voter ID law was passed with the intent to discriminate.
Brennan Center findings dismantle a key resource that Trump’s “Election Integrity” Commission relies on to justify baseless claims — by President Trump and some of the panel’s members — of rampant voter fraud.
With Gov. Bruce Rauner's signature, 80 million Americans — one in four — now live in a state where the reform has been approved. In Illinois, the legislation had passed by a unanimous vote in both chambers earlier this summer.
Plaintiffs respectfully submitted in the brief that since the U.S. Election Assistance Commission was split over the executive director's authority in the issue, it is time for the court to move forward and address the merits of the case.