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Holder should not pick on Texas for voter ID law

10:39 AM EDT, July 29, 2013

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So Attorney General Eric Holder can't stand the fact that Texas is going to require voter ID ("Congress must fix Voting Rights Act," July 29). I really don't see anything wrong with that. You need ID to buy cough medicine at the drug store, to get into an R rated movie, to get a driver's license, to get on an airplane etc.

What Mr. Holder and the Obama administration can't stand is the fact that Texas is a Republican stronghold with a lot of electoral votes. The article talks about gerrymandering: "The state's plans for redrawing political boundaries after the 2010 census intentionally discriminated against minorities." The state of Maryland did exactly the same thing, except they discriminate against Republicans. Maryland has eliminated all but one GOP representative. Our district looks like a dead Pterodactyl. As far as voter ID, would it really restrict voting? I don't know about Texas, but with the extension of early voting days, there should be no reason that any one should object to having voter IDs.

Craig Garfield, Ellicott City