UT/TT Poll: Texans Want to End Federal Election Reviews

Freeing Texas from federal oversight of its election laws has the support of a plurality of the state’s voters, according to the University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll.

The U.S. Supreme Court is considering a challenge to Section 5 of the federal Voting Rights Act, which requires states like Texas — which have a history of discriminating in their voting laws and practices — to get federal approval before making changes to voting and election laws. While 41 percent of Texans think that supervision should continue, 47 percent said the state should be able to change its laws without permission ...

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