April 30, 2009
Bait and switch on Voter ID

So that "compromise" voter ID legislation? It's not something its author is going to go to the mat for.

[Rep. Todd] Smith said he is prepared to fight for his plan but added that if the choice is between an Indiana-style photo ID bill or nothing at all, he would vote for a photo ID bill.

"The reason I take that position," he said, "is it's very clear that my constituents want something done on the security side of elections."

As Todd Hill notes, it was just last month that Smith said "I don't think there is any chance we'll be proposing the Indiana law on the House floor." So much for that! Well, the Lone Star Project did predict in March that Smith would pull the bait and switch. I suppose nobody should be surprised at this.

Posted by Charles Kuffner on April 30, 2009 to That's our Lege
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