Texas’s state Senate has passed a voter suppression bill banning drive-thru voting, limiting extended early voting hours and making it illegal for local election officials to send vote-by-mail applications to voters, even if they qualify. The legislation now heads to Texas’s Republican-controlled House of Representatives.
Meanwhile, religious leaders in Georgia are calling for a boycott of corporations that refused to speak out against the state’s sweeping new voter suppression law, which was signed by Republican Governor Brian Kemp last week.
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