March 16, 2007

Voter ID? Not so much this session?

The Republicans in the Texas Lege have once again put forward a voter ID bill designed to disenfranchise millions. Because you can't have EVERYONE voting. That would be chaos. And Republicans might lose.

Unfortunately for the R's, Sen. Ellis has already lined up the votes he needs to block and kill the bill. For the second time.

Texas Senator Rodney Ellis (D-Houston) announced today that he has eleven signatures in the Senate to block debate on Voter ID legislation under consideration by the Texas House.

At the press conference announcing this, Senator Ellis was joined by representatives of Common Cause, The People for the American Way, Advocacy Incorporated, the League of Women's Voters and the American Civil Liberties Union.

This is literally some of the best news to come out of this session. We should be very, very grateful to Senator Ellis and the 11 others who have agreed to block consideration of Voter ID legislation in the Senate. They are true Texas Heroes.

Bluebonnet at PinkDome has a post up about the pressure Dewhearse is receiving from Tinafish and Douchey Leo Berman to override the 2/3 rule and allow a vote on this. Guess we'll have to see if the integrity of the Senate is worth anything.

Of course, once you break that rule then you have a realize paybacks are bitch.

Posted by mcblogger at March 16, 2007 03:48 PM

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