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Abbott, Patrick defend Texas election bill from corporations 'that don't share our values'

Added 04-02-21 01:29:02am EST - “The governor and lieutenant governor of Texas both sounded off Thursday after corporations including American Airlines criticized the state GOP's proposal for revising voting laws in the Lone Star State.” - Foxnews.com

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The governor and lieutenant governor of Texas both sounded off Thursday after corporations including American Airlines criticized the state GOP’s proposal for revising voting laws in the Lone Star State.

The Texas Senate approved the bill earlier Thursday. It calls for changes to voting hours, the number of voting machines at polling places and would give the state greater authority over local-level elections, the Dallas Morning News reported. The bill now moves on to the Texas House.

Gov. Greg Abbott, a Republican, defended the bill as an attempt to "protect election integrity," the report said.

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, also a Reoublican, slammed corporate critics for getting involved in the state’s policy debates, and called out American Airlines specifically.

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