Texas Bill Would Cut Polling Places In Urban Areas

The Texas Tribune reports:

The number of Election Day polling places in largely Democratic parts of major Texas counties would fall dramatically under a Republican proposal to change how Texas polling sites are distributed, a Texas Tribune analysis shows.

Voting options would be curtailed most in areas with higher shares of voters of color.

Relocating polling sites is part of the GOP’s priority voting bill — Senate Bill 7 — as it was passed in the Texas Senate. It would create a new formula for setting polling places in the handful of mostly Democratic counties with a population of 1 million or more.

Read the full article. Photo: Bill author Sen. Bryan Hughes, who also authored a recent separate voter suppression bill, a bill outlawing bans by social media platforms, and a bill to limit history lessons on racism.