POSTED: Thursday, March 24, 2011 - 5:18pm
UPDATED: Friday, March 25, 2011 - 3:14pm
The Texas House passed a bill Wednesday requiring voters to show ID when voting. The measure had already been passed by the Texas Senate and now just needs Gov. Perry's signature to become law.
Republicans who favor the measure say this requirement will reduce voter fraud. Democrats, who largely oppose the the ID requirement, say that the bill is an attempt to make it more difficult for African-Americans and Latinos to vote.
The House vote was nearly 2-1 in favor of the ID requirement.