Texas Gov. Rick Perry said that Attorney General Eric Holder‘s remarks on the state’s Voter ID law being a poll tax was completely inappropriate and incorrect. Governor Perry expects an apology from President Obama and states that the “poll tax” comments were an attempt to incite racial tension.
Attorney General Eric Holder made a comment about the Voter ID law during the NAACP‘s Annual Conference in Houston. The Attorney General said, ” many of those without IDs would have to travel great distances and struggle to pay more for documents. We call those poll taxes.”
The Voter Identification law was passed to prevent voter fraud and require voters to show a driver’s license or state identification in order to cast a ballot. Federal courts will determine whether Texas’s new voter ID law violates the Voting Rights Act.
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