Texas took a massive stand for voter integrity.
Texas Lawmakers passed a voter integrity bill that did a lot to secure their elections.
No Democrats voted for the voter integrity bill.
The bill banned 24-hour and drive-thru voting.
On Saturday, lawmakers in Texas’ Republican-controlled House and Senate released the final version of the bill, SB 7, which combined different pieces of voting restriction legislation from each chamber. As the Texas Tribune reported, in addition to the ban on 24-hour and drive-thru voting
The bill makes it a felony for mail-in ballots to be sent out “proactively”.
The SB 7 draft also makes it a state jail felony for local officials to proactively send mail-in ballot applications to voters who did not request them. This is another response to Harris County, where officials attempted to send applications to all 2.4 million registered voters last year.
The bill limits who can vote by mail and does more to ensure those voting are really them.
It also expands the rights of poll watchers:
The bill also restricts who is allowed to vote absentee, and requires mail-in voters to include either the last four digits of their Social Security number or their driver’s license number on their ballots and the backs of the return envelopes they send them in with. The Tribune notes that SB 7 also “expands the freedoms of partisan poll watchers
According to The New York Times, the bill makes it easier to “overturn an election”:
The New York Times adds that the bill could also make it easier to overturn an election:
The bill is heading to the desk of Texas Governor Greg Abbott (R).
He is expected to sign the bill.
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