Obama To Huddle With Minority Leaders Over Voting Rights

Obama won the state in 2008 with the help of a strong showing from black voters, but narrowly lost it to Republican Mitt Romney in 2012. The state's Latino population nearly doubled between 2000 and 2010, and now stands at 8.4 percent, according to Census data.

Experts believe that officials in states like North Carolina will closely watch how the administration handles its challenge of Texas.

"You can imagine a very aggressive Justice Department trying to get the bar as low as possible and demanding that states be bailed in," Rebecca Green, co-director of the election law program at the College of William & Mary, told the Associated Press last week.

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