State Rep. Marc Veasey, D-Fort Worth, put out a statement on the Voter ID ruling.
"Today, a panel of federal judges rejected attempts by Texas Republicans to disenfranchise minority voters," he said. "In ruling that the State of Texas's Voter ID bill cannot be precleared under the Voting Rights Act, this court confirmed that the legislation would have had a disproportionate and unfair impact on poor and minority voters.
"The Republicans should be ashamed of their attempts to use taxpayers' money to uphold a discriminatory law that would have disenfranchised thousands of minority voters. It is no surprise that once this bill was reviewed by the court, it was overturned. After fighting against this bill in the Legislature and as an official intervenor in the the state's lawsuit, I am proud and relieved to see justice prevail."
-- Anna M. Tinsley