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Mississippi Studying Texas Voter I.D. Ruling

Posted by Kelsey Evans | August 31, 2012 / 06:35pm | Local News, Political

JACKSON, Miss. (WCBI) - Officials in Mississippi are studying how a ruling against the state of Texas will impact its voter i.d. law. A Mississippi law that would require people to display a government-issued photo identification to vote is pending before the U.S. Department of Justice.

Under federal law, all chanced to the state's election law must be approved.

In Thursday's ruling, a court said the similar Texas law placed  "strict and unforgiving burdens on the poor", specifically racial minorities.

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