Declaring Texas doesn’t discriminate, U.S. Sen. John Cornyn charged Attorney General Eric Holder with partisan reasons for vowing to restore mandatory federal oversight of voting-related changes in the state.
In July, Holder said the Justice Department would sue to give the federal government a renewed watchdog role over Texas. Holder spoke after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a provision of the Voting Rights Act that for decades had required Texas and other jurisdictions to win federal preapproval before implementing changes related to voting.
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Statement: Says that according to the U.S. Census Bureau, 71.2 percent of Hispanic registered voters in Texas and over 86 percent of African-American registered voters participated in the 2012 elections.