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-- welcome back a new democratic group launching a nationwide effort to make it easier for anyone who wants to vote to cast a ballot.
Their goal is to crack down on voter ID laws in several states they claim discrimination against minorities.
Meantime many conservatives say voter ID laws are necessary to stop voter fraud.
Chief congressional correspondent Mike Emanuel is live in Washington so my -- little bit more about this Tug of war that's going on over voting.
-- felt good morning -- democratic group has launched what is calling a fifty state initiative to promote reforms making it easier to vote.
They're expected to push legislation similar to along Colorado that requires all elections to be conducted by mail.
Meanwhile attorney general Eric Holder has his sights set on the Texas voter ID law.
Holder said over the weekend.
The struggle must and will go on in the cause for our our nation's quest for justice until every eligible American has the chance to exercise his or her right to vote.
Leading Texans are pushing back.
This is deeply.
Depressing to see the the chief law enforcement officer in the country use.
Partisan politics and that's all it is to drive a wedge between Americans based on race and ethnicity it's really sad because we have come a long way obviously -- we've elected Barack Obama present -- United States.
Senator -- suggests much of this pushed by the administration is about a lame duck administration.
Trying to turn Texas into a blue state -- felt.
So -- it is there a danger though if it's interpreted as Republicans trying to restrict voting.
What are certainly some people who think so Virginia Arkansas Tennessee and North Dakota.
Have enacted new voter ID laws this year and Colin Powell is among those warning that these laws will make voting more difficult.
And immediately turn off voters the GOP need.
-- You say you want to reach out.
You -- you wanna have a new message you say you want to see if you can bring some of these voters to the Republican side this is not the way to do it.
The way to do -- is to make it easier for them to vote and then give them something to vote for that they can believe in.
In addition to Texas trying to move forward with the voter idea loss or Mississippi Alabama and North Carolina.
So there's a sense the Obama administration needed to send the signal to states by taking on Texas are -- Writing Mike Emanuel thank you very much for that -- think.
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