U.S. voter advocates face tough fight despite Texas triumph

Published by
Reuters

By Julia Harte WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democrats on Tuesday celebrated the boycott by Texas state lawmakers that prevented sweeping new Republican-backed voting restrictions from becoming law over the weekend but acknowledged the reprieve would be short-lived. With the Texas legislature poised to pass the measure during a special session later this year, voting rights advocates said the U.S. Congress needed to act on a Democratic-backed election reform bill to ensure lasting protections. “The Texas Democratic Party is holding back the levy with a temporary band-aid, but they don’t have the reso…

Read More

Share this Story
Load More Related Articles
Load More In US News

Facebook Comments

Check Also

Actor Michael B. Jordan to rename rum after cultural appropriation criticism

Published by Reuters PORT OF SPAIN (Reuters) – ...

Archives