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Angelina County Elections office confident after Supreme Court denies Texas voter ID appeal

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LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) -

Angelina County Elections Administrator Connie Brown is confident that the current voter ID laws will work.

Monday morning, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected an appeal from Texas in its effort to restore its strict voter identification law. According to an Associated Press report, the justices said they will not review a lower court ruling that held the law was discriminatory. That court ordered changes in the law before the November election.

Brown said her office had minimal issues with the restructured law during the election.

"The laws that we still have in place do require a photo ID," Brown. "With what they implemented before the election, I believe everything will be good."

As written, the law required showing one of seven forms of photo identification. In addition, it allows showing concealed handgun licenses, but not college student IDs.

The case is continuing in federal district court in Texas. A hearing that had been set for Tuesday was rescheduled to next month.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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