The Texas Tribune reports:
Gov. Greg Abbott on Tuesday signed into law Senate Bill 1, sweeping legislation that further tightens state election laws and constrains local control of elections by limiting counties’ ability to expand voting options.
The governor’s signature ends months of legislative clashes and standoffs during which Democrats — propelled by concerns that the legislation raises new barriers for marginalized voters — forced Republicans into two extra legislative sessions.
SB 1 is set to take effect three months after the special legislative session, in time for the 2022 primary elections. But it could still be caught up in the federal courts. Abbott’ signature was preempted by two federal lawsuits.
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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signs into law a bill with a host of restrictive voting measures, some of which take aim at mail-in ballotshttps://t.co/No5Ej173FY
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BREAKING: Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has signed SB1 into law, which Democrats fled the state in order to try and stop:
“Election integrity is now law in the state of Texas.”
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) September 7, 2021