“Texas Republicans push back against Holder on voting rights challenge”
“In the administration’s first response to last month’s Supreme Court ruling that wiped out a major provision of the Voting Rights Act, Holder asked a San Antonio-based federal court to force Texas to get Justice Department approval before changing their election rules.
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott…accused the administration of joining Texas Democrats with an eye on the 2014 elections.
“These judges are going to base their decision on the law and the facts,” Abbott told the Brownsville Herald. “(Holder’s announcement) seems to be more political theater than it does any kind of legal statement.””