Federal Government Sues Texas Over Election Integrity Legislation

The federal government filed suit over the recently passed omnibus election integrity legislation on Thursday.

The legislation, Senate Bill 1, finally passed in the second called special legislative session and is due to go into effect on December 2, 2021. It was a legislative priority of the Republican Party of Texas.

The lawsuit challenges “provisions of SB 1 that deny eligible voters meaningful assistance in the voting booth and require rejection of mail ballot materials for immaterial errors or omissions.”

It goes on to allege that the legislation violates both Section 208 of the Voting Rights Act and Section 101 of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
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