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Meet the Man Behind the Texas Voter ID Lawsuit

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Rep. Marc Veasey, D-Texas, walks out of the U.S. Courthouse, Monday, July 14, 2014, in San Antonio. The U.S. Justice Department told judges in a trial that began Monday that Texas lawmakers carefully crafted electoral maps marginalizing minority voters despite the state's exploding Hispanic population in a deliberate effort to racially discriminate and protect conservative incumbents. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Rep. Marc Veasey, D-Texas, walks out of the U.S. Courthouse, Monday, July 14, 2014, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Texas – U.S. Rep. Marc Veasey was a state legislator in Texas when that body passed a comprehensive Voter Identification law.  He had misgivings after witnessing the legislative debate and eventually sued.  North Texas public radio’s Rick Holter sat down with Veasey, who represents Texas’ 33rd congressional district, to discuss what brought him to sue and whether he thinks the recent Fifth Circuit ruling will relieve the harms he says it causes to some voters. Listen below.

 

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