The Internets Notice K-EYE Report on Texas Legislature

A YouTube posting of a May K-EYE investigative report on Texas lawmakers voting multiple times for each other has caught fire after BoingBoing posted about it this morning. The comments range from outrage to people who know it goes on and shrug their shoulders.

The point of the report is that it’s a little hypocritical of Rep. Debbie Riddle to introduce voter integrity legislation when she can’t be trusted to adhere to the voting rules in the Texas House. Of course, she’s a Republican, a party with a long tradition of howling for voter integrity which ultimately means voter suppression.

I doubt we’ll hear from any legislators themselves, though I’d bet that if you asked any of them, they’d admit to the practice. Anybody work at the legislature and want to elaborate on this? No big deal? Is this just a result of a broken system? I’ll ask my Rep., Eddie Rodriguez, the next time I see him. It seems like half of the stuff that’s passed through the US House and Senate is never even read by the people voting for it.

1 Comment so far

  1. Rantor (unregistered) on September 28th, 2007 @ 7:01 pm

    There’d be Hell to pay for anyone voting on another’s behalf contrary to the way that person would’ve voted had he / she been present to vote. What the rules are, I’m not sure; but this is not contrary to “hallowed” practice.



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