CONGRESSMAN JIM SENSENBRENNER - PROUDLY SERVING WISCONSIN‘S 5TH DISTRICT

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Sensenbrenner Reacts to Department of Justice Lawsuit over Voter ID

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Washington, Aug 22, 2013 | comments
Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI) issued the following statement regarding actions taken by the Justice Department today.

Congressman Sensenbrenner: "I regret that the Department of Justice announced its intent to file a lawsuit against Texas’ Voter ID law citing Section 2 to the Voting Rights Act.  The Texas legislature passed Voter ID, and Governor Perry signed this legislation into law in 2011.  Voter ID laws are an essential element in protecting the integrity of our electoral process and do not have a discriminatory intent or effect.  

"I spoke with Attorney General Holder today and requested that he withdraw his Section 2 lawsuit until there can be a legislative fix of the Voting Rights Act.  The lawsuit would make it much more difficult to pass a bipartisan fix to restore the heart of the VRA that the Supreme Court struck down earlier this year." 

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