The left’s absolutely furious after Supreme Court crushes hopes of putting end to Texas law

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The Supreme Court allowed a contentious voter identification law in Texas to stay in effect, denying an emergency request by leftist groups.

Democratic lawmakers and a coalition of Latino advocacy groups had challenged the Texas law as discriminatory, Fox News reported. The Supreme Court order on Friday, unsigned by the justices, is a temporary decision but could impact other states’ enforcement of voter ID laws, and make it harder for progressives to overturn similar laws nationwide.

The Texas law is one of the strictest voter identification laws in the country, according to Fox. More than 600,000 eligible Texas voters lack one of the required government-issued photo ID’s needed to cast a vote, according to state officials and the U.S. Justice Department.

Those opposing the law claim that many of the ineligible are poor Hispanic and black voters, but state officials say they have not seen large numbers of voters turned away, according to Fox.

The Court’s order is a temporary move but may extend into the November elections, as the lawsuit that challenged the Texas law is pending in federal court. And while the Supreme Court may address the issue later this year, a hearing by a federal appeals court is set for next month.

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