By Sam Stecklow
A lawsuit filed Friday afternoon by the Mexican-American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) accuses Bexar County, Texas, which contains America’s seventh-largest city, San Antonio, of not following a federal court order to provide accurate information on the state’s voter ID laws to voters.
In previous elections, due to a discriminatory voter ID law, voters had to show a state-issued photo ID when voting. That ended when a federal judge struck down the voter ID law in August, ruling that it discriminated against black and Latino Texans. The judge ruled that Texans who did not have an ID and couldn’t “reasonably obtain” one in time could bring a document such as a paycheck or utility bill.