Texas Legislature

Rep. Trey Martinez Fischer, D-San Antonio, holds a sign as he and other Democratic caucus members join a rally Thursday on the steps of the Texas Capitol to support voting rights.

AUSTIN, Texas — Texas Republicans advanced bills Sunday that would make voting harder in a state that already has some of the nation’s toughest restrictions after hundreds spoke against the proposals — with some waiting to speak for almost 24 hours.

Republicans made clear they intended to advance a new election bill — which would prohibit 24-hour polling places, ban drop boxes and stop drive-thru voting — this weekend, with a first major vote on the proposals expected this week. That timeline is pushing some Democratic lawmakers toward calling for a second walkout to again stop the restrictions from moving forward like they did in May when they broke quorum.

Texas is among several states with GOP-controlled statehouses where Republicans have rushed to enact strict voting laws in response to former President Donald Trump’s false claims that the 2020 election was stolen from him.

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Jimzan

lol Load of cr@p from the Dem weasels. Google Darryl Cooper and read his article..don't believe the cr@p the scumbag media are spewing.

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