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The Texas House of Representatives has passed a bill to protect the safety of elections and Democrats are, once again, infuriated.
Much like with the bills to protect the sanctity of elections in Florida and Georgia, the Texas bill aims to make certain that only legal votes are cast and counted but Democrats are furious about it, CNN reported.
The Texas House of Representatives passed an election overhaul bill Friday that would add new voting restrictions and penalties, the latest effort in a slew of Republican-pushed initiatives nationwide that seek to curtail voting access.
The GOP-led House passed Senate Bill 7 early Friday afternoon, on a 78-64 largely party line vote. It will next head back to the Senate.
Due to the bill being significantly rewritten in the House, it will likely end up in a conference committee, where members appointed from both chambers will work largely behind closed doors to pull from both the House and Senate approved versions to create a final bill. The language developed there will likely be the final version that would end up on the governor’s desk.
The Texas legislative calendar ends on May 31.
“Thank you to @BriscoeCain, @SenBryanHughes, @TeamBettencourt, & all the hardworking members in the #txlege for passing #SB7. This bill will help ensure that we have trust & confidence in the outcome of our elections. One step closer to my desk & making it TX law,” Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said on Twitter.