Texas is preparing new voter ID legislation naming the types of ID cards that will be accepted at the polls. Missing from the bill is a student ID card issued by the state’s colleges and universities.
Five forms of identification were approved in the bill including a driver’s license, state ID card, military ID, concealed handgun license and passport.
The Republican-backed bill must still pass the House, where the GOP holds a 101-49 advantage against Democrats.
As one legislator put it about an amendment that would have allowed the use of student ID cards at the polls: “We have a hundred different institutions in Texas that are government institutions, so you could potentially have a hundred different ID cards.”
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