Biden lies about Texas voter integrity measures
President Biden on Saturday blasted a new bill being considered in Texas that would restrict voting in the Lone Star State, panning it as “un-American.”
“Today, Texas legislators put forth a bill that joins Georgia and Florida in advancing a state law that attacks the sacred right to vote. It’s part of an assault on democracy that we’ve seen far too often this year—and often disproportionately targeting Black and Brown Americans,” Biden said in a statement.
“It’s wrong and un-American. In the 21st century, we should be making it easier, not harder, for every eligible voter to vote,” he added.
The president’s statement is just the latest rebuke from Democrats over a string of bills being mulled in GOP-led states that look to impose new restrictions on voting.
The Texas bill, which was finalized Saturday, would limit early voting hours and local voting options, ban 24-hour voting and curtail the use of ballot drop boxes, among other provisions.
Biden’s statement comes as Republicans in Texas began circulating a draft of the legislation, with votes on it expected to take place in both legislative chambers in the coming days....
It is remarkably easy to vote in Texas under this legislation. I have been voting in Texas for decades and it is really no problem to vote at your precinct and it is also easy to vote early. It is also not a racist thing. I live in a very diverse precinct and many of the poll workers are blacks or Hispanics. The woman in charge of early voting in the county is black. When I vote early the line of voters is also diverse. You do not need drop boxes to vote and having them makes it easier for people to cheat.