EXPLAINER: How Texas Republicans aim to make voting harder
May 30, 2021
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas took a major step Sunday toward becoming the nation's largest state where the GOP is making voting harder following the 2020 elections , with the Senate approving a bill that would empower poll watchers, create criminal penalties and add new restrictions on where, when and how to vote.
Advocates say the changes would disproportionately affect minorities and people with disabilities.
The legislation still has two remaining steps before it becomes the law in Texas: a final vote of approval in the GOP-controlled House that was expected Sunday, which would send the...