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Texas passes voting bill that Democrats sought to block by fleeing the state to Washington

The second-largest US state has passed a voter integrity bill that Democrats denounced as racist and sought to block by escaping to Washington, DC. Republicans say the law will make it easier to vote and harder to cheat.

On Tuesday, Governor Greg Abbott hailed the passage of Senate Bill 1 in the emergency session of the state legislature and said it was now on its way to his desk for signature. The law will “solidify trust and confidence in the outcome of our elections,” said Abbott, thanking its sponsors and everyone involved in making sure it was adopted.

According to Abbott, the bill “creates uniform statewide voting hours, maintains and expands voting access for registered voters that need assistance, prohibits drive-through voting, and enhances transparency by authorizing poll watchers to observe more aspects of the election process.” It also bans the distribution of “unsolicited applications for mail-in ballots and gives voters with a defective mail-in ballot the opportunity to correct the defect.”

Democrats had denounced the measures as “voter suppression” and argued it was “racist” because it somehow disproportionately affected ethnic minority communities that were implied to be their natural constituencies. Dozens of them got on a charter flight to Washington, DC in mid-July, seeking to deny the legislature a quorum and block the bill’s passage.

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