Texas Voter I.D. Bill Is Up For Debate & Vote in Texas House

Mar 21, 2011
Topic: Update

Live blogging here.

1:54 p.m. Point of Order sustained.  Voter I.D. Bill stalled, for now.

Amendments begin.  Anchia withdraws his amendment.  Amendment by Rep. Giddings, dealing with identity theft.  Rep. Harless moves to table the amendment.  Rep. Martinez calls a point of order.

12:58 p.m.  Rep. Van Taylor comes to the microphone to question on Rep. Anchia on his amendment.  Rep. Van Taylor says he saw voter problem in Rep. Anchia’s district some years ago.

12:43 p.m.  Exchange between in Rep. Harless and Rep. Anchia; Rep. Harless says that states that have voter I.D. laws have seen increased voter turnout from minorities after laws have come into effect.

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