A judge in Texas ruled that the 2011 law that made people show a photo ID when voting was intended to be a discriminatory process against Hispanic and African American voters. During this long case the Democratic groups claimed that when passing the law, Republicans “depart[ed] from procedural norms” to prevent likely Democratic people from voting. The Republicans say that they had no intention for it to be a discriminatory process and that it was meant to prevent voter fraud. We know that the Voting Rights Act required federal approval for state's new voting laws. However, the Supreme Court invalidated that part of the act recently. As a result of this ruling, Texas may have to have to have their laws checked again. Because of it’s effect and how long this has been considered I do not think a photo ID is necessary. Hopefully there are other ways to prevent voter fraud that do not cause such an effect. What decision would you have made concerning this law? Do you think that having a photo ID is necessary when voting?