November 11, 2010
State Sen. Troy Fraser pre-filed a bill this week that would require photo identification at the ballot box in future elections.
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.