In a special session held over the weekend, Texas Republicans advanced two controversial elections bills that would impose restrictions at the ballot box, The Hill reported on Sunday.
Republicans managed to advance two bills out of committees that call for banning 24-hour-voting and getting rid of drive-through voting.
These two techniques were both used in last year’s election, according to The Washington Post, to make it easier for state residents to safely vote during the coronavirus pandemic.
Texas legislators returned to the state Capitol last week for the special session in order to work on bills that are the priority of the Republican majority, including significant reforms of the elections rules in Texas.
This move was organized after Democrats staged a walkout in May on the last night of the legislative session in order to prevent the passage of a bill that they say seeks to add obstacles to voting.
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