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Amid The GA Furor, Texas Is Making Its Most Aggressive Bid In Years To Restrict Voting

HOUSTON, TX - OCTOBER 22: People wait in line to vote at a polling place on the first day of early voting on October 22, 2018 in Houston, Texas. Democratic Senate candidate Rep. Beto O'Rourke is running against Sen. ... HOUSTON, TX - OCTOBER 22: People wait in line to vote at a polling place on the first day of early voting on October 22, 2018 in Houston, Texas. Democratic Senate candidate Rep. Beto O'Rourke is running against Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) in the midterm elections. (Photo by Loren Elliott/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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April 1, 2021 1:36 p.m.

As Texas Republicans tried to highlight on the Senate floor Wednesday, there is at least one way that Texas’ legislative push to overhaul voting is less bad than Georgia’s: Texas lawmakers are not currently trying to ban line-warming, i.e. the practice of distributing water and food to those waiting in line.

But in other important ways, the bills moving forward in Texas make the restrictive voting pushes in other parts of the country look like child’s play.

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