AUSTIN (CBSDFW.COM) – Today members of the Texas Senate Republican and Democratic Caucuses will hold separate press events to update Texans on their work on voting legislation.
Republican’s so-called “election integrity bill” or Senate Bill 1, would (in Republican’s opinion) forbid practices they fear leave elections open to fraud.READ MORE: Texas Man Acquitted In Deadly Shooting Of Police Officer In 2019
But Democrats say changes proposed by Republicans equal “voter suppression,” making it more difficult for minorities and even Democrats to vote.READ MORE: 'I'm Worried I'm Going To Kill My Parents' Man Told 911, Pointed Fake Gun At Fort Worth Police Before Being Killed
“We are sent here to be a voice for the diverse population of Texas,” said Democratic Senator John Whitmire. “Someday I would hope you feel strongly enough about an issue to walk out!”MORE NEWS: Dallas City Council Unanimously Approves Major Ethics Reforms
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