Thursday, August 30, 2012

Lawmakers Call for Investigation of Voter Suppression

As the presidential campaigns heat up with the national party conventions, President Barak Obama is telling his supporters Republicans are banking on a suppressed vote to help Republican candidate Mitt Romney. The California Legislature is trying to stop voter suppression. It’s calling on the Federal Department of Justice to investigate whether state legislatures are suppressing the vote of minorities, seniors, young adults, the disabled and the poor. The legislature’s action comes the same day a federal court blocked a controversial Texas “Voter I-D” law. Christopher Martinez reports from Sacramento.