HOUSTON — Fresh off her victory in Nevada, Hillary Clinton told a Texas crowd late Saturday that she wants to take on the state’s law requiring photo ID to vote.

“Here in Texas and in state after state, [Republicans are] doing everything they can to stop black people, Latinos, poor people, young people and people with disabilities from voting,” Clinton said. “It is a blast from the Jim Crow past.”

Clinton spoke to a crowd of about 2,000 people in a gymnasium at Texas Southern University, a historically black university in Houston. She touched on many racial disparity issues, like poverty and poor water quality in Flint, Mich.

“Let’s imagine together a world where no child grows up in the shadow of discrimination or the specter of deportation,” Clinton said.

It was her second appearance at Texas Southern University since announcing she was running for the presidency in 2015.

“If we listen to the hopes and the heartaches of hard-working people across American, it is clear there is so much more we have to do,” Clinton said.

Before Clinton addressed the crowd, U.S. Housing Secretary Julián Castro said he looked forward to watching Republican political guru Karl Rove go “berserk” on Fox News when Clinton is declared the winner this fall. Castro, a former San Antonio mayor, is considered a top contender to be Clinton’s running mate if she secures the Democratic nomination.

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