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Texas Legislature 2021

New Texas voting laws, political maps could once again require federal approval under U.S. House bill named after John Lewis

The federal bill seeks to reinstate sections of the 1965 Voting Rights Act that were written to protect people of color. Texas House Democrats see it as a way to prevent implementing provisions of a Texas voting restrictions bill moving through the state Legislature.

Voters wait in line at a polling site at Austin Oaks Church on Oct. 14, 2020.

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