In November 2021 Texas enacted one of the most anti-democratic laws in US history, one that was aimed at eroding voting rights. The recent Texas primary has now demonstrated how this law is capable of suppressing the right to vote for certain sections of society in Texas. This article is published by End Citizens United. Here is an excerpt:
The Texas primary earlier this month displayed the disastrous effects of Texas’ egregious and un-American restrictive voting law.
The Texas Tribune reported that in Texas’ largest and most diverse counties, ballot rejection rates in the 2022 primary increased significantly, specifically because of Texas Republicans’ anti-voter law. At least 18,000 Texas mail-in votes were rejected in the first election under the new voting rules passed by the Republican-led legislature, with the highest reject rates predominantly in Texas’ most diverse counties.
- In Harris County, 99.5% of the rejected ballots were because of the new restrictive voting law, with 19% of ballots being rejected, up from just 0.3% in the 2018 primary.