“Under the proposed law, concealed handgun licenses would be acceptable forms of photo ID, but student IDs would not. Many of those without IDs would have to travel great distances to get them, and some would struggle to pay for the documents they might need to obtain them. We call those poll taxes.” Attorney General Eric Holder on the Texas Voter ID law
By extension, the Republicans pushing the Voter ID laws are pushing for a return to Jim Crow. It's all Southern Strategy racism and I'm glad to see the administration call it what it is.