COMMENTARY: After Record Turnout in 2020, Texas Set to Pass Most Restrictive Voting Laws in the U.S.

A new law in Texas, passed during Memorial Day weekend, would make Texas one of the most restrictive in terms of ease of voting. Texas’ voting laws were already restrictive compared to other states.

Texas had the highest voter turnout in 30 years in 2020.

The new Texas bill, SB7, mandates that you can vote with gun permit but not student ID, no online voter registration, individuals must be deputized to register voters, voters under 65 can’t use fear of COVID to vote by mail. In addition, Texas has closed 750 polling places since the U.S. Supreme Court under John Roberts, destroyed the Voting Rights Act of 1965 with their Shelby vs. Holder decision in 2013.

Texas had the highest voter turnout in 30 years in 2020. (Photo Credit: iStockphoto / NNPA)

Since the victory of President Biden over Donald Trump by


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