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Texas New Elections Laws and The Left is Hopping Mad!

serfserf Member Posts: 9,217 ✭✭✭✭

It's seems the Left is calling it Jim Crow laws once again?



Republicans moved early Friday to give themselves a wide range of options on legislation restricting access to the polls. The maneuver will allow them to pick what they want in conference committees outside of view of the public, and then bring a bill back for final votes before sending it to Gov. Greg Abbott for signature.

Senate Bill 7 as passed by the House:

Forbids election officials from sending out unsolicited absentee ballot applications

Allows partisan poll workers to record people they believe may be violating election laws

Prohibits election judges from removing partisan poll watchers from voting sites, though under an amendment judges could still call law enforcement if the poll watchers broke laws that forbid them from interfering with voters

Penalizes ballot harvesting to a Class A misdemeanor

Measures that could be resurrected in the Senate or in private committee:

Prohibits voting outside the hours of 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Bars drive-thru voting sites such as those used in Harris County in 2020

Bans drop boxes for absentee voting. If not mailed, ballots must be returned in person


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