Only five Democratic state senators had a chance to vote on Wisconsin’s voter photo ID bill before Republican Sen. Michael Ellis gaveled it through Thursday.
The bill, which passed on a 19-5 vote, would require that voters present a photo ID before voting.
Opponents of the bill say it infringes on the rights on minorities who are less likely to have a photo ID.
“There is some racism in this bill,” Democratic state Sen. Spencer Coggs reportedly said.
Watch this video, uploaded to YouTube May 19, 2011.
h/t: The Maddow Blog