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Supreme Court allows Texas to require photo IDs for voting

WASHINGTON -- A divided Supreme Court early Saturday morning let a new Texas voter ID law take effect, the latest ruling in a series of decisions on voting laws in the states just weeks before midterm elections. The court's decision means Texas voters starting Oct. 20 must present one of several forms of photo identification. "We are pleased that the U.S. Supreme Court has agreed that Texas' voter ID law should remain in effect for the upcoming election," Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott's office said in a statement. Spokeswoman Lauren Bean added that the state "will continue to defend the voter ID law." The court's majority did not issue a written explanation for the ruling issued ...

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