As Midterms Approach, Texas Republicans Happy About Stronger Voter Integrity Laws
- Jul 26, 2022
- The Epoch Times
With midterm elections taking center stage in Texas—where Republicans hope to flip deep-blue territories in the Rio Grande Valley red—election integrity laws are key. Like other states, Texas began focusing on strengthening voting laws after the 2020 election raised questions about irregularities mainly centered on mail-in ballots, drop boxes, and ballot harvesting. In 2021, the Republican-led legislature in Texas passed Senate Bill 1, a sweeping election reform bill applauded by conservatives for adding protection against voter fraud. Democrats, on the other hand, vehemently opposed the bill calling it voter suppression. A voter heads into a polling station to vote in the Texas primary runoff, in Del Rio, Texas, on May 24, 2022. (Charlotte Cuthbertson/The Epoch Times) The law banned several practices, such as 24-hour and drive-thru voting, which Harris County used in 2020....