POSTED: Friday, March 25, 2011 - 8:37am
UPDATED: Friday, March 25, 2011 - 9:08am
In Brownsville, State Representative Rene Oliveira just returned from Austin and strongly opposed the voter ID bill.
Oliveira says after a 13 hour debate a photo ID will be required when voting. Oliviera was hoping that people over 70 years of age be exempt and the photo ID requirement will hurt voter turnout in the Valley especially with elderly. Olveira adds that Republicans endorsed the bill to cut down on voter fraud, but there is no real evidence that's a problem in the state.