Texas Poll Worker Wrongly Presses Voter For A Driver’s License

In August, a federal court refused to pre-clear Texas’ voter ID law, effectively preventing the voter suppression law from taking effect. Nevertheless, a Texas journalist who voted last weekend discovered that not every poll worker appears aware of this decision after an elections supervisor repeatedly pressed him to show ID beyond what is required by Texas law. Although this is just a single incident, it is consistent with a broader pattern of state officials inaccurately portraying voter ID requirements in ways that discourage voting.