State Sen. Fraser files bill requiring photo ID to vote

Abilene Reporter-News - Craig Goodman, assistant professor of political science at Texas Tech University, said both sides are likely exaggerating their claims. There isn’t much clear-cut evidence that voter fraud is pervasive, but requiring a photo ID probably wouldn’t harm minorities, poor and elderly voters as much as Democrats claim, Goodman said.

State Sen. Troy Fraser pre-filed a bill this week that would require photo identification at the ballot box in future elections.

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Craig Goodman, assistant professor of political science at Texas Tech University, said both sides are likely exaggerating their claims. There isn’t much clear-cut evidence that voter fraud is pervasive, but requiring a photo ID probably wouldn’t harm minorities, poor and elderly voters as much as Democrats claim, Goodman said.

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