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Voting & Elections 10.4.2021

Texas Senate Committee to Hear Bill on 2020 Election, Future Election Challenges

The Texas Senate State Affairs Committee will hold a hearing on SB 47, a bill authorizing political party chairs to demand reviews of the 2020 election. The bill also authorizes political party chairs to demand reviews of future elections, and elevate those reviews to the Secretary of State for further review, with counties paying the entire cost of the processes.

Texas House Releases Proposed District Maps

When district maps are drawn by the politicians, they will benefit the politicians. And that’s exactly what these draft maps represent—prioritizing the politicians in power over the voters of Texas. Instead of ensuring that every Texan has a voice in our government, state legislators have drawn maps to help those in power win their next election.

Voting & Elections 09.24.2021

Texas Secretary of State’s Office Advances Partisan Attempt to Undermine 2020 Election Results

The Abbott administration, in a move clearly intended to placate a President who lost an election nearly a year ago, has announced an inquiry that is clearly part-and-parcel of the sham election review process that has been spreading across the country.

U.S. Census Bureau Releases New Format of Data for a More Participatory Redistricting Process

Today, the U.S. Census Bureau will release population data from the 2020 Census in an easy-to-use format for Americans who want to advocate for fair maps in this year’s redistricting cycle. The new format of the data will be made available to all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico and will be key to increasing participation in the ongoing redistricting efforts.

Voting & Elections 09.14.2021

Freedom to Vote Act Introduced in the U.S Senate

For months, Texans have mobilized against the partisan state legislature's attempts to restrict access to the ballot box and undermine our democracy. We urge our Congressional delegation to swiftly pass the Freedom to Vote Act.

Voting & Elections 09.7.2021

Lawsuit Says Texas’s SB 1 Violates the State’s Constitution by Burdening the Right to Vote and Discriminating Against Voters of Color

SB 1 was passed with the intent to suppress these votes. The legislation includes provisions that expand the power of partisan poll watchers, limit county election officials’ discretion to adopt safe and secure methods of voting, especially during a pandemic, make it more difficult for voters to receive assistance, and place restrictions on absentee ballots, ballot drop boxes, and early voting.

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