SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott says the state's struck-down voter identification law won't be in place for November despite plans to appeal.
Abbott said Thursday the timing "makes it impractical" for the U.S. Supreme Court to potentially reverse the decision before Election Day. A lower federal court in Washington ruled that the Texas law requiring voters to show a photo ID at the poll is discriminatory.
Speaking from the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Abbott told The Associated Press he expects the state to prevail in front of the high court. Abbott said that's because the Texas law only differs to a "minor degree" compared to voter ID laws in other states.
Abbott says he will also appeal a separate ruling this week that rejected the state's Republican-drawn voting maps.