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Thu Apr 8, 2021, 01:08 PM

Texas lawmakers advance restrictive election bill

Source: NBC News

Texas lawmakers advanced a restrictive election bill out of committee Thursday morning despite major criticism from Democrats, corporations and voting rights advocates.

The legislation would impose criminal penalties for errors during the election process, such as making it a felony for an official to give a voter an absentee ballot application or solicit the submission of an application if the voter does not first request it first.

The measure, House Bill 6, is one of dozens of restrictions being considered by the Texas lawmakers this session. While the bill says it aims "to reduce the likelihood" of voter fraud in elections, there is no evidence of widespread voter fraud in Texas or elsewhere. Gov. Greg Abbott, a Republican, made election integrity a priority for the legislature.

Austin billionaire Michael Dell, CEO of Dell Technologies, spoke out against the bill last week.

Read more: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/texas-lawmakers-advance-restrictive-election-bill/ar-BB1frifl?li=BB141NW3&ocid=DELLDHP

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Thu Apr 8, 2021, 01:43 PM

1. I hope people like Michael Dell and other business leaders do more than speak out.

They also need to promise every Republican in the legislature and Governor Abbott that their donations will dry up if this bill is passed. The likelihood is that it will pass because Republicans here are nuts. I just hope they pay the price in the future.

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