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Voter ID Bill Rushed to Passage: Lawmaker

State lawmaker says Texas voter ID bill rushed through Legislature

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    State lawmaker says Texas Voter ID Bill rushed through Legislature

    A Texas state lawmaker says a controversial bill requiring Texans to show photo ID at polls was rushed through the Legislature over the objections of minority lawmakers.

    Rep. Trey Martinez-Fischer took the stand Tuesday in Washington as a witness for the Justice Department and several other intervening groups.

    He also said the rationale for the legislation from its backers was constantly changing as it was debated in the Legislature. He said the bill seemed like "a solution in search of a problem."

    A three-judge panel is deciding whether the Texas voter ID bill violates the federal Voting Rights Act.
    Martinez-Fischer's testimony is expected to continue on Tuesday afternoon.