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We see a future where those rights are expanded.
Where racial profile -- the -- that thing out the -- Were accepted the ballot is expanded and not encumbered.
Well -- messing with Texas soon we'll find out whether a federal court in Washington -- as well.
A three judge panel is set to rule on the State's voter ID law and whether.
The Justice Department can continue blocking it.
Critics of the law like the vice president claimed that it's discriminatory against minority voters but folks like.
You might remember him he's the former Justice Department whistleblower at the -- the department of racial bias when it dropped charges against.
The new black Panthers in that 2008 voter intimidation case.
He's a legal editor for PGA media very very good to have you -- -- -- what is your sense.
Even the legality of what Texas is -- Well.
Listened they they probably are gonna very tough time when this verdict gets issued because the laws stacked against them.
The voting rights act was amended in 2006.
Require states like taxes to show an absolutely clean soul and they have the burden of proof.
They have to show that there's no discriminatory effect there's no discriminatory intent.
And so the law really puts them on the defensive I'm not optimistic they're gonna win this case are what is the issue.
At play here that that they require you to advice identification when you go to the polls to vote.
And that this that the government is coming back as the federal government -- and -- -- cold and I was saying.
Well that that's discriminatory because it disadvantages.
Or really targets minority voters explain that to because that I didn't understand.
-- -- -- -- the important thing understand here in sixteen states.
These states have to get the approval of the federal government before they can institute any election change.
Even moving -- polling place from a gymnasium -- cafeteria Washington has to approve.
So taxes went to the federal government and holder Eric Holder rejected it.
And -- taxes then went to court to attempt to get approval.
What they have to do -- show there's no discrimination and they'll do that through statistics.
-- say law the law doesn't affect blacks or Hispanics any worse than whites.
And the Justice Department has experts -- -- Actually the opposite -- -- two out of three judges have to rule one way or the other right.
That's correct there's a three judge panel and you'll expect and a judgment pretty quickly all right com.
You have states like -- that -- and that might have had prior discrimination issues states like that apparently.
Have to go to the -- aligned with a big question mark because you had a history of this.
Then the federal government's watching you extra closely does that put Texas at a disadvantage.
Well certainly doesn't and what particularly puts -- at a disadvantage.
Are the people that -- at that this particular air -- Justice Department.
In 2005 the Justice Department approved a law like this in Georgia.
But the people working on that case word as let's say radicalize -- some of the people who are now currently and the voting section rice to work.
What is the states to do if you want to try to.
Get people shouldn't be voting from from from voting.
Did you you need some sort of a standard you need some sort of an -- just can't walk in and vote -- obviously for no other reason than to avoid repetitive voting.
So what is a state coordinate its value accounting to do.
Well listen a lot of states.
Taxes Mississippi Alabama.
New Hampshire Rhode Island as a matter of fact the Democrats state.
Have all -- voter ID because it is a way to ensure that people are voting who they say they are.
And that's one of the reasons why you're seeing so much.
Opposition of these laws from the left from civil rights groups for some reason they don't like that.
But it's a good thing.
But the problem justice has this case is not going well for them some of the witnesses they've called on the stand.
Have really backfired.
What's your prediction.
Well I think justice is gonna end up winning because the laws against them but.
For example there's a witness they call this week named Victoria Rodriguez an eighteen year old from San Antonio Texas she said she doesn't have photo ID.
Because she didn't have the time.
To get it -- mind you they flew over from San Antonio to Washington.
She's gonna spend four or five days in Washington probably for this trial -- yes she does have the time to go to the DMV to get a voter ID in Texas you know it's a good point.
To Christian Adams -- what's closely thank you very much.
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