Gary Scharrer from the Houston Chronicle/San Antonio Express News wrote this blog about SB-362.
...here's the good part (if I do say so myself):
"This non-issue of voter ID has the potential to melt down this chamber. If the intent of these sponsors is to shut down the operation of the House, this bill has the potential to do that," says Rep. Trey Martinez Fischer, D-San Antonio, chairman of the House Mexican American Caucus.
"Who wants to do that when we have public education and the budget, Hurricane Ike and health care (problems)? Nothing's going to get done and nobody's going to benefit," Martinez Fischer said. "We need to take care of the state's business first."
Republican investigations have not resulted in a single prosecution of voter impersonation, he said.
"Everybody's looking for Bigfoot, and no one seems to have been able to bring Bigfoot to the committee," Martinez Fischer said. "Show us what the problem is... We're pretty much just shooting in the dark. When we do that, we write the worst policy that this state could have."
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