Texas legislators put forth a bill that joins Georgia and Florida in advancing a state law that attacks the sacred right to vote. ... It's wrong and un-American. In the 21st century, we should be making it easier, not harder, for every eligible voter to vote. — President Joe Biden
Texas legislators put forth a bill that joins Georgia and Florida in advancing a state law that attacks the sacred right to vote. ... It's wrong and un-American. In the 21st century, we should be making it easier, not harder, for every eligible voter to vote. — President Joe Biden
A sweeping new GOP voting restriction bill in Texas is an 'assault on democracy' and 'un-American,' says President Biden
  • President Joe Biden characterized a new voting restriction bill in Texas as an "assault on democracy."
  • GOP-backed voting bills, said Biden, are "disproportionately targeting Black and Brown Americans."
  • The bill finalized by lawmakers in Texas restricts the times and methods voters can use to cast ballots.
President Joe Biden criticized a bill being finalized by Texas lawmakers that would impose sweeping restrictions on voting as an "assault on democracy" and "un-American" in a statement Saturday.

The bill would see drive-thru voting banned, empower partisan poll watchers, limit voting on Sundays when many Black church-goers cast ballots, and make it easier to overturn election results in situations where there is no evidence of widespread fraud affecting the result.

"Today, Texas legislators put forth a bill that joins Georgia and Florida in advancing a state law that attacks the sacred right to vote. It's part of an assault on democracy that we've seen far too often this year—and often disproportionately targeting Black and Brown Americans," Biden said in a statement.

"It's wrong and un-American. In the 21st century, we should be making it easier, not harder, for every eligible voter to vote," he added.


The bill in Texas is the latest in a series of moves by Republican state legislatures to restrict access to voting.
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