Dallas Democrat introduces multiple bills in Austin
If you thought the Voter ID issue in Texas was dead, think again.
State Representative Eric Johnson (D – Dallas) has filed multiple bills in Austin that would, in effect, repeal Voter I-D. Political strategist Chris Begala tells KTRH the move doesn't shock him.
“Not any real surprise politically that he is introducing multiple bills. That is really speaking to their base,” Begala told KTRH.
Harvey Kronberg of the Quorum Report explained what Johnson is trying to get done.
“What he is trying to do is simply end the argument and say there is no voter impersonation at the polls. Where the fraud occurs is mail-in ballots,” Kronberg explained to KTRH.
But filing the bills and getting them passed is a different case altogether.
“It has virtually no chance of passing with the Republican majorities that are out there. He’s making a statement to constituents,” Kronberg said.
Begala also sees these bills as being hard to get through the Texas Legislature.
“It’s dead on arrival. It’s not going to pass the House. It’s certainly not going to pass the Senate,” Begala explained.
KTRH reached out to Representative Johnson for comment, but he declined our interview request.