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Revised voter ID bill in Texas gains support from coalition of Republican state senators


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On Tuesday afternoon, the 20 Republicans in the state Senate banded together behind a bill to mandate voter identification. The coalition ensures a vote on the floor of the Senate, and absent any changes, passage to the House. Altogether, Senate Bill 5 follows a court decision handed down by U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos, who ordered in September that Texas must change its voter identification law that required only photo identification be used to vote. Changes came in time for the November election that allowed voters to sign an affadavit claiming a reasonable impediment to obtaining photo ID in […]

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