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Take Debbie Riddle, the representative who filed HB 16, the law requiring government-issued IDs for voters in Texas.
In 2007, Riddle was caught on tape “ghost voting” for her absent colleagues — basically, reaching across her desk to vote for someone who wasn’t there. Riddle wasn’t alone: A local news investigation found representatives from both parties voting for absent colleagues — often multiple times during a single vote. And although this is a blatant violation of House rules, the investigation found no instance of lawmakers being disciplined for this voter fraud. When asked why this practice was allowed to continue, Speaker of the House Tom Craddick shrugged his shoulders and said it was up to lawmakers to police themselves.
Speaker of the House Tom Craddick shrugged his shoulders and said it was up to lawmakers to police themselves.
originally posted by: watchitburn
I remember when this came out a few years ago. It pretty much got swept under the rug as "well everyone does it"
And America with it's 30 second attention span forgot all about it by the end of the weekend.
I think it should be a criminal offense.