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Texas lawmakers regularly disagree on the appropriate balance between safeguarding election integrity and ensuring that elections are free and accessible for all eligible voters. Republicans have implemented a series of measures intended to bolster election security, but Democrats have alleged these policies are an unnecessary impediment meant to discourage would-be voters. The most notable of these laws is Senate Bill 5, introduced in 2017 during the 85th Legislative Session, which significantly escalates election security measures. …

Jack Bumgardner

Student at The University of Texas at Austin College of Liberal Arts

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