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Harris County Joins Lawsuit Against Texas Election Integrity Law

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FILE - In this Nov. 3, 2020, file photo, a poll worker talks to a voter before they vote on a paper ballot on Election Day in Atlanta. In addition to their nationwide efforts to restrict voting access, Republican lawmakers in some key states are seeking greater control over the local mechanics of elections, from voter registration to certifying results. It's part of a broader GOP campaign to limit access to the ballot and challenge outcomes. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)

(Houston, TX) — Harris County is a party to a lawsuit against the state’s newly enacted election integrity bill. In a federal lawsuit filed in San Antonio, Harris County joined other plaintiffs in suing the state over Senate Bill 1 before it was signed into law. The plaintiffs claim the law will suppress the vote by ending drive-thru voting and 24-hour voting, which are measures that were only enacted last year as emergency responses to the pandemic. The lawsuit claims lawmakers deliberately discriminated against non-white voters in passing the legislation.

 

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