Want to wait longer than ever on the voting line?Then you’ll love Texas Senate Bill 7


Texas election law may need to be amended, but it’s not.

Texas Parliament is creating the look of Lone Star As bad as Georgia, take up Election bill that is not blatantly unfair Still Tighten the vote From 2020.

Corresponds to 52% of Texas Republicans I think the result of the national election was “very inaccurate” Texas lawmakers have taken action to close the system leak.

However, some fixes do not fix anything. They just discourage voters.

For example, the Texas Senate passed a bill last week to make the long voting line even longer.

Among other changes Senate Bill 7 According to the state, Senator Brian Hughes of R-Mineola has abolished a large voting area and prevented county authorities from moving machines to Keller and Southlake boxes to meet demand.

Basically, it’s voting machine socialism.

Every part of Tarrant County gets the same number of places and machines split along the lines of the Texas House district, regardless of whether voters actually go there or elsewhere.

The Mansfield polling place already has a long line. They are cut into the same number of machines as Azle or Benbrook.

And forget to vote at work in downtown Fort Worth. Because the courthouse is located in the vast district of Legislature Nicole Collier, these machines need to be deployed to serve residents of Morningside Heights, Forest Hill, and Handley.

Former Congressman Rodney Anderson of the Dallas County Republican Party said, “They are trying to get everyone the same number of machines, which is good intentions, but it will be difficult to do in practice.” ..

Anderson said that if Harris County (Houston) had problems allocating machines to Republican boxes, it could handle them without equalizing all polling stations.

“I like the way they try to protect the integrity of our elections,” Anderson said.

“This requires some adjustment.”

Republican Stephanie Klick is a former chairman of the House of Representatives Election Commission.

That section of Hughes’ bill is intended to make voting more convenient, she said.

“I know there is a push to go to the voting center, but if you live in a poorer, older neighborhood, it’s easier to vote near your house,” she said. I did.

no thanks. However, you cannot split a machine evenly unless you can split long lines evenly.

Some cities and polling stations always have high turnout. Some people don’t.

Hughes’ bill will move more machines to places with fewer voters.

“It’s ridiculous,” said Glenn Whitley, a Hurst Republican judge in Tarrant County.

“We need to reduce the number of machines in key locations. People need to line up longer.”

If it’s not voter oppression, it’s at least a voter inconvenience.

“My goal is to get people to vote,” Whitley said.

“We just went to the voting center and said everyone loves them. The [Senate] I just killed them. “

Whitley made another comment to his fellow Republicans in Austin:

“We are in the middle of a pandemic. There was a problem with the power grid. And are they messing up how many machines we can put in the polling place?”

Oh, that’s not all.

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