A lawyer for the state of Texas says literacy tests are just fine.

History suggests otherwise… Literacy tests disfranchised the poor, especially Mexican- and African-Americans, just like they were supposed to. That’s why they are now illegal. Voter ID threatens to do the same.

Texas Voter ID Trial Ends | TPMMuckraker http://tpmmuckraker.talkingpointsmemo.com/2012/07/texas_voter_id_trial_closing_arguments.php?m=1

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