FORT WORTH (AP) — Former U.S. Speaker of the House Jim Wright says he’s finally obtained the documents he needs to vote under new state law on Election Day.
Wright told The Associated Press Monday that he got a temporary version of a state ID that proves his identity under Texas’ Voter ID law, which gets its first major test in Tuesday’s election. Wright was turned away last week when he tried to obtain proper ID with an expired driver’s license or university faculty ID.
The longtime Texas Democrat says he is concerned about the “nuisance” involved in the process. He says prospective voters should be welcomed, not distrusted.
State Republican officials say the elderly can use mail-in ballots or cast provisional votes that give them a week after the election to get ID.
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