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Texas lawmakers spar over election bill

Added 05-07-21 04:29:01am EST - “Texas lawmakers sparred over voting legislation? into? the? late? evening? Thursday.” - Foxnews.com

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Texas lawmakers sparred over voting legislation into the late evening Thursday. 

Republicans say the legislation includes new measures that would lead to better election security, while Democrats argue it will suppress voter access, especially for those minority communities.        

Lawmakers were set to vote on the Republican-sponsored election Thursday after Florida’s Gov. Ron DeSantis signed that state’s election bill into law. The State House of Representatives debated the measure with the possibility it would pass and get sent to the Senate, according to reports. 

Gerald Welty sits the House Chamber at the Texas Capitol as he waits to hear debate on voter legislation in Austin, Texas, Thursday, May 6, 2021. (Associated Press)

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