Abbott signs into law sweeping Texas voting reform legislation, court challenges next

  

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Via:  vic-eldred  •  one month ago  •  23 comments

By:   Just The News

Abbott signs into law sweeping Texas voting reform legislation, court challenges next
The bill was drafted by the GOP-led Texas legislature.

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Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott on Tuesdaysigned into law a GOP-led bill that includes some of the most comprehensive voting-reform measure in the country.

State Democratic lawmakers had for months attempt to block the passage of the bill, even leaving the state to keep their Republican counterparts from having enough Assembly members to hold a vote.

Even before Abbott's signing, several groups, largely liberal leaning and opposed the new restrictions on mail-in voting and other balloting, mounted court challenges.


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Vic Eldred
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1  seeder  Vic Eldred    one month ago

What it means:

▪︎ Bans 24-hour and drive-thru voting

▪︎ New vote-by-mail ID mandates

▪︎ Bans officials from mailing unsolicited mail-in ballot applications

▪︎ Empowers poll watchers

▪︎ New requirements for assisting voters

▪︎ Monthly voter roll checks

 
 
 
Texan1211
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1.1  Texan1211  replied to  Vic Eldred @1    one month ago

Might as well start this off right.

Can anyone tell me what in the new law is racist or restricts voting beyond what ALL states restrict regarding voter identification and times and days of voting?

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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1.1.1  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  Texan1211 @1.1    one month ago

That's what the Court should be asking. 

 
 
 
Texan1211
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1.1.2  Texan1211  replied to  Vic Eldred @1.1.1    one month ago

True, but I am really looking forward to someone here who has made the racist or suppressive claims supplying their thoughts.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
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1.1.3  JohnRussell  replied to  Texan1211 @1.1.2    one month ago

What voter fraud related to mail in voting was reported by the state of Texas? 

 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
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1.1.4  Just Jim NC TttH  replied to  JohnRussell @1.1.3    one month ago

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
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1.1.5  JohnRussell  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @1.1.4    one month ago

prevention of what? something that doesnt exist? 

"voter reform" in red states is invariably targeted at minority voters. 

 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
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1.1.6  Just Jim NC TttH  replied to  Texan1211 @1.1.2    one month ago

Ask and ye shall receive.

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Texan1211
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1.1.7  Texan1211  replied to  JohnRussell @1.1.3    one month ago

None that I know of,

Got an answer to my question?

 
 
 
JohnRussell
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1.1.8  JohnRussell  replied to  Texan1211 @1.1.7    one month ago

Nope. Since there was no mail voting fraud the "reforms" are illegitimate. 

 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
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1.1.9  Just Jim NC TttH  replied to  JohnRussell @1.1.8    one month ago

It's like I used to tell the guys in the shop when an Industrial Engineer and did time studies and had to change the piece rate(s). If you started work tomorrow and this was the rate you wouldn't bitch.

Times and rules change John. And there is nothing wrong with this legislation.

 
 
 
Texan1211
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1.1.10  Texan1211  replied to  JohnRussell @1.1.8    one month ago
Nope.

Ok, so now you admit that you can not say what is racist or suppressive about the law, but still want to make that claim?

Senseless.

Since there was no mail voting fraud the "reforms" are illegitimate.

Patently false. Even if you think that, how would that nullify the ENTIRE law? Only a court can decide if it is illegitimate.

 
 
 
Ozzwald
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1.1.11  Ozzwald  replied to  JohnRussell @1.1.5    one month ago
prevention of what? something that doesnt exist?

Doesn't exactly fit in with the anti-big brother and small government that the republican party campaigns on.

 
 
 
Greg Jones
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1.1.12  Greg Jones  replied to  JohnRussell @1.1.3    one month ago

That's what law is about....to prevent further fraud.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
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2  JohnRussell    one month ago

"let's find the ways and the times that blacks like to vote, and then cut back on them "

GOP Voter Reform Playbook

 
 
 
Texan1211
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2.1  Texan1211  replied to  JohnRussell @2    one month ago

Are we reduced to inventing quotes now?

 
 
 
JohnRussell
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2.1.1  JohnRussell  replied to  Texan1211 @2.1    one month ago

Unlike you, I have a talent for creating content.  [deleted]

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
2.1.2  Texan1211  replied to  JohnRussell @2.1.1    one month ago
Unlike you, I have a talent for creating content.

I am sure that is due to two things:

your intensive practice of it and my unwillingness to invent things.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
Professor Principal
2.1.3  JohnRussell  replied to  Texan1211 @2.1.2    one month ago

It's known as biting humor. Try and learn something. 

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
2.1.4  Texan1211  replied to  JohnRussell @2.1.3    one month ago

What you taught me above is that you like to complain about stuff but can't articulate what it is you are complaining about.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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2.1.5  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  JohnRussell @2.1.3    one month ago

That it is not!

 
 
 
Greg Jones
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2.2  Greg Jones  replied to  JohnRussell @2    one month ago

Invariably, you're always the first one to mention race.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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2.3  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  JohnRussell @2    one month ago

An outrageously dishonest comment. 

 
 
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