New Texas Voting Law Snags US Citizens, Mail Ballot Requests

The impact of a sweeping new voting law that Republicans pushed through last year over Democrats’ protests is drawing fire again.

Elections, Texas Voting Law

1/15/2022 2:00:00 PM

The impact of a sweeping new voting law that Republicans pushed through last year over Democrats’ protests is drawing fire again.

The impact of a sweeping new voting law that Republicans pushed through last year over Democrats’ protests is drawing fire again.

— and choose the alerts you want.“It’s just a bad situation on a number of levels," said James Slattery, an attorney with the Texas Civil Rights Project, one of several voting rights groups that has sued the state over the new law.The Texas law was approved last year by Republicans, who joined their party colleagues in at least 18 states, including Florida, Georgia and Arizona, in enacting new voting restrictions since the 2020 election, according to the Brennan Center for Justice. The national GOP campaign to tighten voting laws has been partly driven by former President Donald Trump’s false claims that he won the election, not President Joe Biden.

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Texas' New Voting Law Snags US Citizens, Mail Ballot RequestsThousands of Texans — including some U.S. citizens — have received letters saying they have been flagged as potential noncitizens who could be kicked off voting rolls. Here we go. Texas is effed up.

New Texas voting law rejecting US citizens from rolls“It’s definitely a red flag,” said Isabel Longoria, the Harris County elections administrator. “At this point, to be so low in the number of applications and have a 20 perce…

New Texas voting law causing some mail-in ballots to be rejectedHundreds of requests have come into county offices statewide, and many are being rejected. That's because of a new law signed by Gov. Greg Abbott last year. I got my voter registration card today. Seems I followed the rules. So what's the problem. It's not difficult. Laws change paperwork changes. Get the new paperwork. It's free and easy to obtain. No it’s not because of a new law. It’s because they don’t know what’s printed on their own drivers license and SS card. How dare we expect someone to look at their own card and write the number down? Or maybe they are frauds who tried getting ballots?

New voting law leading to high rejection of mail-in ballot applications in TexasHundreds of mail-in ballot applications are being rejected in some of Texas's largest counties because of the new voting law passed by the Republican-led state legislature last year, according to multiple election officials. Is that mean the votes will be fairly evaluated and therefore conformably counted ! But Fox News said no one is losing their ability to vote from these laws! Pathetic.

Half of Mail-In Ballot Requests Rejected in Key Texas CountyDemocracy defenders contend that Texas' newly enacted restrictions on mail-in ballots are part of a nationwide pattern of Republican efforts to disenfranchise minority voters. ACLUTx Texas loves its voter suppression! ACLUTx PassFTVA FightForVotingRights WeWantVotingRights DemCastTX DemCast ACLUTx Yes it is. Fight for Voting Rights.

Georgia lawmakers eye constitutional amendment to prevent non-U.S. citizens from votingAlthough Georgia law already prohibits non-U.S. citizens from voting, state lawmakers are calling for this constitutional change.