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Voter ID and women's health cuts peg Perry against Washington

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Gov. Perry said Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act, which is being challenged by Attorney General Greg Abbott, doesn't "hold water anymore." Perry defended the state's Voter ID law Friday morning on Fox News Channel, saying state officials have evidence of voting fraud in Texas.

"It goes without saying that in today's world, having a photo ID, whether it's to get on an airplane, or whether it's to cash a check, or whether it's to check a library book out, it's pretty standard fare," Perry said. "There's obviously those who would like to fraudulently impact elections, and therefore they are against having a photo ID. Otherwise it makes all the sense in the world."

He also took aim, again, at the federal government over the Women's Health Program, and maintained the program isn't going away.

"This administration, in clear violation of the Tenth Amendment, they're just playing politics. We're going to make sure that these low income, 100,000-plus women have those services. But, again, it's an exposure of this administration's clear politics that they're playing to try and use this as a wedge issue," Perry said.

You can watch the entire interview here:

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