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Sun May 30, 2021, 11:54 PM

Dems walk, stop Texas GOP's sweeping voting restrictions [View all]

Source: AP

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A restrictive voting bill in Texas that was on the verge of Republican Gov. Greg Abbott’s desk failed to pass Sunday night after Democrats walked out of the House chamber before a midnight deadline.

Abbott swiftly said he would call a special session to try passing a voting bill again but did not say when.

“We've said for so many years that we want more people to participate in our democracy. And it just seems that's not the case,” Democratic state Rep. Carl Sherman said.

The bill known as Senate Bill 7 would have imposed a raft of election changes that eliminate drive-thru voting, empower partisan poll watchers and impose new requirements in order to cast a ballot by mail in Texas, which already has some of toughest voting laws in the nation.

Read more: https://www.mrt.com/news/article/Dems-walk-stop-Texas-GOP-s-sweeping-voting-16214234.php



Link: Midland Reporter-Telegram

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