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Governor Perry Speaks Out After Texas ID Law Was Shot Down

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

Governor Rick Perry is speaking out against the Obama Administration after the Texas ID law was shot down.

The Texas ID law would have required voters to show id before they cast a ballot.

But on Monday, the Department of Justice rejected the law saying it was unfair to Hispanic voters who lack those documents.

Many have even said the new law could come across as discriminatory.

Governor Perry released a statement on Monday saying, "The Department of Justice has no valid reason for rejecting this important law which requires nothing more extensive than the type of photo ID necessary to receive a library card or board an airplane."

Perry went on to say the rejection of this law is just another example of the Obama Administration's continuing federal overreach.

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