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Texas lawmakers poised to pass sweeping voting bill to restrict voting hours and change election rules

House and Senate negotiators have reached a deal on competing versions of Senate Bill 7. Once both chambers sign off on the agreement, it will head to the governor’s desk before it becomes law.

Protesters hold signs in opposition to SB 7 while participating in a rally at the state capitol on May 8, 2021.  Critics of the bill claim that the legislation suppresses voting rights by limiting and changing state voting procedures.

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