Saturday, June 9, 2007

In Texas, fear that non-citizens had voted in elections. Also in this story:

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.