With a 37-33 majority, House Republicans will be able to get a photo voter ID bill through that chamber. The question is what would happen to it upon arrival in the Senate, where Democrats retain a 25-17 voting edge. Republican Secretary of State Dianna Duran, who made her support of photo voter ID a major theme of her successful re-election campaign, believes there is a chance of Senate approval…
Albuquerque voters in 2005 overwhelmingly approved a photo voter ID requirement for municipal elections.
Democrat Senator Gerald Ortiz y Pino repeats the tired refrain that voter ID is “a solution in search of a problem” – he should try telling that to voters whose votes are stolen:
There were two cases of possible voting fraud in last week’s election reported to the Secretary of State’s Office. In both cases, voters said someone else had cast ballots in their names. Currently, a New Mexico voter has the option of providing an ID at the polls or “self-identifying” by stating his or her name, voter registration address and year of birth.