(CN) – Texas sued the Department of Justice on Monday, claiming the U.S. attorney general is taking too long to clear the state’s controversial photo-ID voter identification law. Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott asked the District of Columbia Federal Court to clear the law, claiming that similar measures exist in other states. Gov. Rick Perry signed the Voter-ID Law into law in May. It requires Texans to show a government-issued photo ID to vote.
According to the Texas Democratic Party, the Secretary of State’s own data show that more than 600,000 Texans who are registered to vote do not have the identification necessary under the law, including 174,866 Texans with Spanish surnames.
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