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Texas legislature passes sweeping election bill

Texas legislature passes sweeping election bill

Washington, Sep 1 (Prensa Latina) The Texas Legislature sent a sweeping Republican-backed election bill to Governor Greg Abbott's desk on Tuesday, ending a months-long standoff with Democrats, who tried to defeat the effort in two separate walkouts.
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In particular, the regulation bans, among other issues, the voting methods used in 2020 elections to facilitate access to the polls during the Covid-19 pandemic, including the opening of polling stations for 24 hours.

Across the United States, over 30 regulations have been passed this year, getting rid of electoral facilities amid a conservative offensive mastered by former President Donald Trump’s (2017-2021) theory of alleged fraud in the 2020 elections.

The relentless pace of these election laws ramps up pressure on Democrats in Congress, where a narrowly divided Senate leaves them with little hope of passing federal legislation to curb new restrictions.

Representative Chris Turner, chairman of the Democratic caucus of the Texas Lower House, regretted not being able to prevent the conservative initiative and claimed that they now really need an immediate action from Senate.

Thousands of US citizens took to the streets past weekend – marking the 58th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s historic ‘I have a dream’ speech – to call for the approval of federal suffrage legislation, stuck in Congress.

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