Voter IDiocy Back In Play?

Posted in Elections, 80th Legislature, Around The State, The Lege at 11:39 pm by wcnews

Sen. Gallegos has to go back to Houston to for health reasons. Texas Politics and QR are reporting. From Texas Politcs:

Sen. Mario Gallegos is headed back to Houston for a surgical procedure and is not sure whether he will return to Austin for the remainder of the session, according to his spokesman Harold Cook.

Gallegos, who received a liver transplant earlier this year, has missed a good part of the session. But he has been in Austin for the last couple of weeks, against his doctor’s wishes.

“His time is up,” Cook said.

Gallegos’ absence leaves an opening for Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst to bring up the contentious voter ID bill, which brought the Senate to a standstill this week.
Without all 11 Democratic Senators on the floor, Republicans have the minimum votes needed to start debate.

When I asked Dewhurst whether he would bring the bill up again, he said, “I haven’t had a moment to think about it. We can only fight two or three things at once.”

Gallegos met with the Republican caucus and asked them to respect his attempts to be here on behalf of his constituents, Cook said.

“He has fought the good fight on this,” Cook said.

After all that’s happened on this issue in the Senate this session all we can hope is that out of a sense of decency, or out of respect, a Republican - just don’t bring it up again Dewhurst - will step up and keep this issue from coming up. That’s all we have.


  1. GopBob said,

    May 18, 2007 at 9:08 am

    The Republicans should do what the Democrats would do if the shoe were on the other foot, we know the Dems would never take advantage of such an opportunity!

  2. wcnews said,

    May 18, 2007 at 9:43 am

    Hmmm…..what would be the right thing for the “Christian moral values” party to do? I think it’s, “Do unto others as you would have others do unto you.” Yeah, that’s it.

  3. bluesky said,

    May 18, 2007 at 5:37 pm

    Good one wcnews! Just wanted to let someone know that WFAA in Dallas ran a long story about how voter fraud is such an issue in Ft. Worth and quoted someone saying there were potentially “thousands” of illegal immigrants voting illegally. I call BS on that one! Just fyi for you to add to all you know.

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