Want proof the Republican push on voter identification is partisan in nature?
From the Austin Chronicle:
Smith floated another draft of a possible compromise bill on the floor today. Smith has been leaving Sen. Troy Fraser's SB 362 parked in committee in hopes of finding something that will pull a few swing-district Democrats to vote “aye.”
But that's getting push-back from GOP hardliners on the committee and stopping him short of the five votes he needs.
“I have a really good agreement with [Republican] Rep. [Dennis] Bonnen and Rep. [Dwayne] Bohac, and [Democratic] Rep. [Joe] Heflin,” Smith said. “I'm having trouble getting Rep. [Betty] Brown and Rep. [Linda] Harper-Brown on board.
Linda Harper-Brown won her re-election by a mere 19 votes. Harper-Brown beat Democrat Bob Romano 19,857 to 19,838 or 48.72% to 48.67%. Former Texas Republican Party Political Director Royal Masset estimated that a photo ID requirement would reduce Democratic turnout in Texas by 3%. In House District 105, that would have cost Bob Romano about 595 votes.
Is Harper-Brown pushing a fundamental political ideology or is she worried about re-election?