Amicus briefs filed in Texas Voter ID case

Coalitions of ten states and 32 members of Congress have filed amicus briefs in the U. S. Supreme Court supporting Texas’ voter ID law:

On September 23, Attorney General Paxton filed a petition for a writ of certiorari in the Supreme Court to reinstate the voter ID law. The petition does not affect the upcoming November 8 elections, for which an interim remedy has been ordered by the courts.


“Our democracy does not work unless voters have confidence that election results are not skewed by fraud,” Attorney General Paxton said. “These amici speak to the nationwide problem states face when trying to preserve the integrity of their elections. A total of 34 states request that voters show some form of identification at the polls. Experience has shown that these protections work.”

The states’ brief was filed by Indiana and joined by Alabama, Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Utah, and West Virginia.