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November 03, 2013


Texas Voter ID Law Snags Former Speaker

Former House Speaker Jim Wright (D) was denied a voter ID card at a Texas Department of Public Safety office, the Fort Worth Star Telegram reports.

Said Wright: "Nobody was ugly to us, but they insisted that they wouldn't give me an ID."

"After the difficulty he had this weekend getting a proper ID card, Wright, 90, expressed concern that such problems could deter others from voting and stifle turnout. After spending much of his life fighting to make it easier to vote, the Democratic Party icon said he is troubled by what he's seeing happen under the state's new voter ID law."












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