Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

GOP Presses Fight For Voter ID Bill.(Legislature)

Byline: Loie Fecteau Journal Politics Writer

SANTA FE The state Republican Party has turned up the heat on Democratic legislators to urge reconsideration of a bill that would require voters to show identification at the polls.

The GOP late this week began using an automated telephone system to call voters in the districts of Democrats who sit on the House Voters and Elections Committee. The automated calls ask people to contact their legislators and urge them to revive the voter ID bill.

Republicans have cried foul since the GOP-backed bill was tabled Tuesday in the Democrat-controlled House committee on a 7-5, party-line vote. The tabling came after about a dozen people had testified about the bill but before the committee had discussed it. …

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