The impending law requiring voter photo identification was considered by Democrats as a political move so that fewer Hispanics go to vote when elections are held. “It’s just that, a political move aimed at creating difficulties for members of minorities to vote.
This is something that Republicans have long sought to remove power for the Latino vote,” said Sergio Mora, president of the Democratic Party in Webb. He said Governor Rick Perry declared this bill as an emergency in Texas Congress, knowing that there are really serious and severe problems in the state as the budget deficit and cuts to education.
“Now more than ever is when we must all work together to overcome the deficit of more than 32 billion dollars we have, instead, Governor Perry is concerned with partisan issues, “he complained. In the House of Representatives, where there are 101 Republicans and only 49 Democrats, the proposal to request a photo ID when voting was approved.
The bill would prevent people to vote only with their voting card and will require a photo ID as a valid driver’s license, a document that not everyone has.