Supreme Court denies request to block Texas voter ID law

File photo of a woman walking to the Supreme Court in WashingtonBy Curtis Skinner (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Saturday denied a request to block a Texas law requiring residents to show certain forms of identification before they vote, a measure that supporters say prevents voter fraud but opponents decry as discriminatory. The move, which means the requirement will be in place for the November elections, comes after a U.S. appeals court on Tuesday granted a request by the state to stay a lower court decision that struck down the law. …

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