The Texas House gave its final approval of the Republican-backed election reform bills that have been held up by Democrat stalling tactics over the last several weeks.
Senate Bill one was approved 80-41 upon Friday with 21 Democrats declining to participate. All of 40 Democrats who were existing voted against the bill.
“ This bill will go a long way in making sure the integrity of our polls, ” said Rep. Rick Murphy, head of the House Conservative Caucus.
The Senate already passed the particular bill earlier this month in a 18-11 vote.
The passage from the bill marks a embarrassing defeat for Democrats along with a turning point in the Republican guard election reform following the deceptive 2020 presidential election.
60 Texas Home Democrats tried derailing the particular bill last month by fleeing to Washington, D. C. in the private jet to prevent a quorum in the special session, but all of they was able to do was spread COVID-19 .
However the Democrats’ stunt finally collapsed after enough House members returned to Austin, Tx, thereby providing the quorum needed to pass the bill.
The procedures in the bill the Democrats were so adamant to avoid from becoming law merely ban drive-thru voting, tasks voter ID requirements in order to absentee ballots and prohibit local elections officials from proactively sending mail-in ballot applications to voters.
Gov. Greg Abbott signaled on Thursday that he’d sign the bill as soon as it reached his desk.
Election integrity is being discussed on the House floor nowadays.
This legislation will make our elections procedure fair & uniform.
Thank you @SenBryanHughes & Rep. Murr for battling to make it easier to vote & harder to cheat.
I look forward to signing this bill into law.
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) August 26, 2021