“Well Texas law is embarrassing and Republicans in Texas and across the country obviously want to make voting harder and easier to steal elections. That’s the only way I can explain the voter suppression epidemic that we work our way Let’s see so many different ways in one state, Georgia, Arizona to Texas and all over the country, “Geoffrey told CNN’s Jake Topper on” State of the Union “.
“Fundamental to our democracy is the right to vote. Self-government. The American people get to make decisions and work for a democracy that reflects the voice of all Americans, not just a certain section, not only Conservatives, not just Republicans, just people in some parts of the country, all Americans, ”he continued.
After nearly seven hours of debate by Texas state senators, the Senate voted to adopt Bill 7, a measure that would make mail-in voting more difficult, ban round-the-clock voting, and ballot and drive-throughs Will restrict options. The Texas State House has not yet voted on the legislation, although it is eligible for voting late on Sunday afternoon, and will have to do so before the midnight deadline. Republican Gov. Greg Abbott has indicated that he will sign the legislation into law.
Texas Rep. Michael McCall, a Republican, told Tapper in a separate interview on Sunday that he had not reviewed the text of the state’s bill, but said he believed the law was to “restore confidence in elections” Cheating is not happening. “
McCall said, “There are some basic principles here, however, I think most Americans agree. That is, asking for an ID, you know when someone votes. I don’t think it’s voter suppression.” “The idea of verifying signatures I think is very important. I think the Republicans here will tell you that they are trying to make sure that the person voting is a person on paper so it is a valid vote devoid of fraud. “
The race to change ground rules for future elections follows Trump’s repeated and unfounded claims that voter fraud contributed to his loss last November. Across the country, Republicans have made their effort as necessary to restore voters’ confidence in the integrity of elections. But critics say the nationwide push aims to maintain GOP power in key battlegrounds, making it harder for people of color and young voters to cast their ballots.
There is no evidence of widespread fraud in the 2020 election.