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Texas GOP's voting restriction bill passes key House vote

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AUSTIN, Texas - Texas Republican lawmakers advanced a sweeping elections bill early Friday following hours of discussion that would put America's biggest red state closer to imposing a raft of new voting restrictions in the face of growing warning from corporations.
The key vote at 3 a.m. in the Texas House followed hours of debate as Democrats, who had little means of stopping the bill in the GOP-controlled state Capitol, deployed technical challenges and hours of questioning that the bill's author, Republican state Rep. Briscoe Cain, appeared unprepared at times to answer. Finally, an...
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Texas GOP's voting restrictions bill gets key House vote but could be rewritten behind closed doors

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While some restrictions were dropped from the bill in its current form, it still has a long way to go before a final version reaches Gov. Abbott's desk.
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Despite Democrats' late-night efforts, Texas House passes GOP bill aimed at tighter election restrictions

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After a lengthy debate, the Republican-controlled state house advanced new voting restrictions in Texas.
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Florida State Senator Shevrin Jones On The State's New Election Laws

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NPR's Noel King talks with Florida state Senator Shevrin Jones about his opposition to Florida's new elections law, which places more restrictions on early and mail-in voting.
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After All-Night Session, Texas House Approves New GOP-Backed Election Law

After All-Night Session, Texas House Approves New GOP-Backed Election Law

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The bill was criticized by Democrats, progressive groups, and voting rights advocates as "voter suppression." Republicans view it as "sensible election integrity legislation."
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