Voter ID Laws

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Early voting started in Texas today, where voters have to show id -- such as a driver’s license, a military ID, or a gun license. A couple of weeks ago, that state’s voter ID law was struck down as unconstitutional by a federal judge. But at 5am on Saturday, the Supreme Court  reversed that decision. There was no statement, except for a 6 page dissent from Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who said hundreds of thousand of Texas voters may be prevented from voting because they don’t have the required identification.

Credits

Guest:
Rick Hasen - University of California, Irvine - @rickhasen

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Andrew Walsh, Christian Bordal, Matt Holzman, Jolie Myers, Anna Scott