Texas Senate Passes Major GOP-Backed Election Reform BillEpoch Times, United States politics | The Epoch Times

The Texas state Senate on Sunday morning passed a sweeping election reform bill that was criticized by high-profile Democrats. The bill passed largely along party lines after an overnight debate that stretched into Sunday morning before the bill was passed at around 6 a.m. local time in a closed-door session, according to local media. The House must approve the bill before midnight on Sunday. Previously, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, a Republican, signaled that he backs GOP election measures. The bill would grant more power to poll watchers by giving them more access inside polling areas, and it would also create new criminal penalties against election officials who restrict poll watchers’ movement. The bill would also allow a judge to void the outcome of an election if the number of fraudulent votes could change the result of an election. Officials who send mail-in ballots to people who did not request them …Read More

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