Texas Voter Photo ID Bill Expected to Become Law
AUSTIN, Texas - The State House today is scheduled to take up a bill, passed in January by the Senate, that would require voters to present specific photo identification - such as a driver's license, passport, or concealed handgun license - before being allowed to cast a ballot in Texas. Supporters say the Voter ID measure addresses ballot-box fraud.
Some critics accuse the Republican-dominated legislature of being more interested in suppressing traditionally Democratic voters. Others, like Matt Simpson, policy strategist with the ACLU of Texas, aren't questioning motives. (contd.)
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