Texas Legislature Passes Election Integrity Bill

Texas Legislature Passes Election Integrity Bill


The Texas legislature passed an election integrity bill on Tuesday after weeks of back-and-forth between members of both parties in the state. 

Republican Governor of Texas Greg Abbott promised to sign the bill, as well, seemingly solidifying the GOP victory. 

Democrats in the state are continuing to press for the federal government to intervene in state elections in an effort to push back against the efforts of Republicans to secure elections. 

“We knew we wouldn’t be able to hold off this day forever,” Representative Chris Turner, chairman of the House Democratic caucus, said in a statement on Tuesday, per The New York Times. “Now that it has come, we need the U.S. Senate to act immediately.”

Republicans, on the other hand, have pressed that the legislation is necessary to ensure that elections are secure and people trust the results. 

“It is about ensuring that all Texans trust the outcome of every election in Texas,” Republican Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick said in a statement.

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