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The Texas Voter ID Law and the 2014 Election: A Study of Texas’s 23rd Congressional District


The on, off and on again photo voter identification law passed in 2011 in Texas was first implemented in November 2014. A new study conducted by the University of Houston Hobby Center for Public Policy and Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy examines the impact of the controversial Texas law in U.S. Congressional District 23 (CD-23).  

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Fort Worth Star Telegram: He lost after a law changed; can he win now that it’s changing again?

New York Times: In Texas, Fixing Voter ID Law Ruled to Be Discriminatory Will Be Tricky Task

New York Times: Stricter Rules for Voter IDs Reshape Races

Houston Chronicle: Controversial Texas Voter ID Law Kept Registered Voters with Proper ID from Voting, Study Shows

Houston Chronicle: Election Day Bridge

Texas Tribune: Study: Law Discouraged More Than Those Without Voter ID

Houston Press: Report Finds Confusion Over Voter ID Kept People From the Polls, Too

Houston Public Radio: Texas Voter ID Law Held Down Turnout In Key 2014 Congressional Race

CBS Local: Texas ID Requirement Kept Voters From Polls Says Study

San Antonio Express-News: Some proof of Texas voter suppression

Weatherford Democrat: Researchers: Voter ID confusion may have turned election

Wichita Eagle:Some say ruling on Texas voter ID law may have implications for Kansas