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Texas’ push for election transparency met with unintended consequences

Posted on AllSides June 12th, 2024

AUSTIN (Nexstar) — New Texas laws met to promote transparency in election results are having some unintended consequences, a top state election official told lawmakers Wednesday. In 2023, Texas lawmakers passed House Bill 5180, which allows the public to access public election records 61 days after an election. Republicans said it was necessary to promote transparency in elections — which became increasingly important to GOP lawmakers nationwide after former President Donald Trump promoted theories about widespread voter fraud in the 2020 presidential election. The Texas House Elections Committee held an...

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