Opinion | Texas Republicans renew their attack on democracy
The Texas invoice could not appear to characterize a dramatic coverage shift, not to mention one that ought to immediate the walkout Texas Democratic lawmakers staged on Monday. Banning 24-hour voting, which many states fail to supply, wouldn’t characterize the tip of the franchise. But Texas was already one of many hardest states during which to solid a poll, for no cause aside from the political comfort of the Republicans in cost. Any fair-minded legislator would search to ease voting, not conjure up excuses to make it more durable. The course of Texas’s anti-voting marketing campaign, and the fig-leaf excuses with which Republicans justify it, replicate a insecurity in their very own reputation — and a poisonous disdain for democracy that ought to offend each American.