Trailing Georgia, Texas enacted and successfully passed a voting rights bill that is considered one of the most restrictive in the country. One key consequence of the bill is the growing voting disparities among Americans which it entrenches. This article published by The Washington Post is written by By Elise Viebeck. Here is an excerpt:
Red and blue states are increasingly moving in opposite directions on how millions of Americans can cast their ballots, exacerbating a growing divide as Republicans in states across the country — most recently Texas — impose new voting restrictions, while Democrats in others expand access.
The conflicting trends are widening the disparities in election policy in the wake of the 2020 election, with Republicans heeding former president Donald Trump’s calls to tighten rules and Democrats moving to make permanent many voting policies that helped turnout soar during the pandemic.
At least 18 states this year enacted 30 laws restricting access to voting, according to an analysis as of mid-July by the nonpartisan Brennan Center for Justice.