Wednesday, August 28, 2013 7:06 pm
Obama defends suit challenging Texas voter ID law
The Associated Press
In an interview with PBS broadcast Wednesday, Obama said that while some voting restrictions may contain a racial element, the reasons for the constraints are more likely partisan.
The Supreme Court has said the Voting Rights Act needs revisions, meaning certain jurisdictions no longer need to have new voting laws reviewed ahead of time to gauge their effect on minority voters.
Obama said he's working with lawmakers to amend the act. But he said his administration also will try other approaches to make up for the court's decision.