Friday, September 28, 2007

Commitment to Principle: One Man, Four Votes

A local news station reports on the practice in the Texas legislature of members voting on behalf of other members who are not present:

It certainly appears that this is an accepted practice in Texas -- done with the knowledge and consent of the lawmakers not present. In the US Congress at least, Members are not permitted to cast proxy votes for one another. Further, this type of practice would be far harder to pull off, since Members must present a voting card in order to record a ballot.

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