Democrats’ fears about restricting mail-in voting were confirmed in Texas

Posted on AllSides March 16th, 2022
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voting rights and voter fraud, election integrity, mail-in ballots, Texas
Eric Gay/AP

You might remember the uproar last year over Texas’s new voting law: Democratic lawmakers in the GOP-controlled legislature fled the state for weeks in an attempt to block the bill, which they said would disenfranchise voters, and Republicans threatened them with arrest upon their return. The law eventually did pass, and with Texas’s primary earlier this month, we got our first look at whether the worst fears of Democrats and voting rights advocates were warranted.

Thousands of votes were, in fact, thrown out, directly as a result of a new requirement...

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