From the Office of State Senator Leticia Van de Putte

For Immediate Release
August 30, 2012
Contact: Lee Nichols, 512-463-0126

Senator Van de Putte Applauds Court's Rejection of Voter ID

(Austin) — This morning, a three-judge panel in Washington, D.C. rejected Texas' Voter ID law, saying it puts an unfair burden on poor and minority voters. Senator Leticia Van de Putte (District 26, Bexar County) issued the following statement in response:

"The D.C. court has wisely affirmed what we already knew: That the Voter ID law would serve as a barrier, keeping the most vulnerable Texans from exercising their legal right to vote. I hope the State of Texas will stop wasting taxpayer money on blocking legally registered voters from the polls, and instead put its resources toward both encouraging voter turnout and investigating real voter fraud, not chasing the 'voter impersonation' phantom."