President Biden called the Texas voting overhaul, summed up by the state’s Republican Party, “a “sounding vote”. “Attack on democracy”
The bill was released across the House of Representatives and the Senate on Saturday. And it is expected that the Legislature will pass such a bill. and delivered to the table of GOP Gov. Greg Abbott shortly.
The bill would ban drive-through and 24-hour voting and require voters to request absentee ballots. Instead of allowing election officials to send applications to all voters. and limit the use of dropboxes The voting deadline is set in advance from 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
“It̵7;s part of the attack on democracy that we’ve seen too often this year. and often disproportionately targeting black and brown Americans,” Biden said in a statement. “It’s wrong and it’s not American.”
He called on Congress to pass the People’s Choice Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Act, two Democrat-led voting bills that seek to expand voting access. especially with minority communities
It will also prohibit the use of the temporary structure as a voting facility and will strengthen access for poll observers. It also imposes new penalties for poll employees who violate the rules in a manner that is deemed to interfere with the voting process.
TEXAS allows unlicensed handguns to be carried.
Texas is one of several Republican-led states. including Arizona, Georgia and Florida, which enacted voting restrictions in the 2020 elections, but unlike other states. where the result of the match is disputed Former President Trump handily wins Texas.
Briscoe Cain state representative, R-Deer Park, who wrote the bill, said the law would help protect voters and prevent future electoral crime. He said he did not respond to the 2020 elections, which he considered fair.
Texas’ ABBOTT says he will sign a bill that will prevent the city from defrauding the police.
“The Constitution directs the Legislature to pass laws to attack fraud and maintain the purity of the ballot box. And I have seen many elections suggesting a decrease in trust in our electoral process,” he said. FOX 4 Dallas/Fort Worth.
But some groups argue that the bill is aimed at people of color and people with disabilities.
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Sarah Labowitz, ACLU’s director of policy and advocacy for Texas, said: “SB 7 is a brutal law. It is aimed at voters of color and voters with disabilities. In a state that is the toughest voting place in the country,” in a statement, “the defining message of the 2021 Texas Legislature is clear: Political leaders choose to punish voters. instead of repairing the electricity grid or provide relief from epidemics or power outages.”