Greater federal intervention needed to protect voting rights in Texas

Perhaps spooked by how record voter turnout in the 2020 election allowed Democrats to narrow or close the gap with Republicans in some of Texas’s most competitive counties, Republicans have touted baseless claims of election fraud to promote a slew of bills that would make it much harder for Texans to vote in future elections. Just in the past couple of weeks, the House and Senate have considered two broad voter suppression bills, HB 6 and SB 7, which both chambers have designated priority legislation.  Together, the bills would further complicate voter registration, create additional obstacles for voters with...

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