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The Department of Justice struck down a Texas voter ID law that was scheduled to go into effect. The department said The Lone Star state failed to show that the proposed law would not make it difficult for minorities to vote.

People who want voters to have photo identification say that it will help cut down on voter fraud.

A letter was sent to the Civil Rights Division with the DOJ stating that Hispanics are more than other races to not have a Photo ID. ABC News reported 11 percent of Hispanics do not have the necessary identification and would not be able to vote.

Governor Rick Perry weighed in on the issue and released a statement. Here's an excerpt from the ABC Blog.

“The DOJ has no valid reason for rejecting this important law, which requires nothing more extensive than the type of photo identification necessary to receive a library card or board an airplane,” said Perry.

How do you think this ruling will impact elections in the great state of Texas?