June 20, 2021

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Despite Democrats’ late-night efforts, Texas House passes GOP bill aimed at tighter election restrictions – The Washington Post

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Democrats stalled the bill for hours by peppering its sponsors with questions about the need to address election security in a state that has found very few instances of fraud. But by early Friday, the two parties reached an agreement on 20 amendments that watered down pieces of the bill that had drawn the most ire from voting rights advocates, the Associated Press reported. Changes included softening criminal penalties and allowing for the removal of disorderly poll watchers.

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