It was thought that 2020 might be the year that Democrats could win Texas. That didn’t come to pass, but Liberals continued to close the gap with Donald Trump only winning the state by 6%.
And in many areas of Texas, access to voting was expanded. Seeing the success Democrats had in 2020, Republicans in the state have moved to make voting much harder. During a Sunday interview, Chris Wallace called out Governor Greg Abbott for his clear attempts at voter suppression.
The Fox host remarked, “There was no indication of fraud in either of those (drive-thru or 24 hour voting). Harris County employed both of those and more than half of the voters who showed up were people of color. So you say you want to make it easier to vote. That’s going to make it harder to vote. And then the question is why make it harder for some Texans to vote unless the point is suppress voting by people of color? Why not let it go on? If 24-hour voting worked, why not continue it?”
Abbott countered, “It was not harder to go vote. It was easier to go vote. And the same thing applies here. And that is with 24-hour voting, one thing we want to make sure we have is integrity in the ballot box system and we need to have poll watchers and monitors and, candidly, it’s hard even for a county to get people to be watching the polls 24 hours a day.”
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