A bill to require voters to show photo identification or two other forms of ID before casting ballots died in the state Senate without a vote.
Democrats claimed the identification requirements would suppress poor and minority voters and vowed to filibuster the bill — and threaten other bills — if it ever came up.
Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst and other Republicans argued the measure is needed to combat voter fraud. It had already passed the House.
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