Texas Senate Passes Sweeping New Voting Restrictions

The Republican-majority Texas State Senate passed a new sweeping election reform bill on Thursday with a slew of new voting restrictions, mostly affecting people in dense urban areas. State Sen. Bryan Hughes (R) introduced measures in the Senate chamber which would reduce voting hours, give broader authority to partisan poll watchers, ban drive-though voting and limit early voting hours. “These are provisions that will apply across the board [to] every voter. They’re consistent, they’re fair, they’re about making it easier to vote … and make it hard to cheat. Every vote should count and every …

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