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Democracy Docket: Texas Senate Passes Bill To Seize Control of Elections from Local Authorities


WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Thursday, April 13, the Texas Senate passed Senate Bill 1933, a bill that would empower the secretary of state to seize election authority from county officials. The bill passed on a party line vote, with all Republicans voting in favor and all Democrats voting against. It now heads to the Republican-controlled House.

S.B. 1933 would allow the secretary of state — in Texas, a position appointed by the governor — to take over election administration and voter registration in Texas counties. The bill would specifically authorize this “administrative oversight” if an election complaint is filed with the secretary of state’s office and the secretary of state has “good cause to believe that a recurring pattern of problems with election administration or voter registration exists in the county.” The broad categories listed as pretext for state oversight include delays in reporting election results, failure to comply with list maintenance procedures, voting equipment malfunctions and more.

If the state imposes oversight on a county, the county election office would be required to submit any voting or policy changes to the state for approval and allow staff from the secretary of state’s office to observe election proceedings. The state would also be empowered to appoint a conservator to take over election duties and recommend that a county suspend or terminate the current election administrator. “[T]he governor is trying to override voters to replace leaders he can’t control,”ACLU Texas tweeted about the legislation.

Biden strikes EV deal with Tesla, others for widespread charging station access


Overall, President Biden has pledged that the government will oversee a national network of 500,000 electric vehicle chargers by 2030. The goal was set as part of the 2021 bipartisan infrastructure law, which put $7.5 billion towards the EV charging efforts.

Biden also aims to have at least 50% of vehicle sales be electric by 2030. Both goals, officials said, remain well within reach.

"We’re well on our way, we got to keep our foot on the accelerator,” Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm said this week.

"A goal of 500,000 electric vehicle chargers by 2030"
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