Deep in the Heartless of Texas

What a weird coinky-dink:

The March 1 Democratic and Republican primaries were the first Texas elections with a wide-reaching voting law in effect. The bill — Senate Bill 1 — and earlier versions made national headlines during the 2021 legislative session and subsequent special sessions. Democrats and voting rights advocates warned it would disenfranchise voters. Republicans said it was needed to promote election integrity…

…In Tarrant County alone, 815 ballots were rejected over the ID rule — three in the Republican primary and 812 in the Democratic primary. Those interviewed for this story said they could not provide a definitive reason for the discrepancy between the parties.

So the Theocracy of Texas voter suppression bill worked as designed. Oh, in case you were wondering, the county seat of Tarrant is Fort Worth. So not a rural place, if you catch my drift.

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4 Responses to Deep in the Heartless of Texas

  1. TTSKoA would like a moment of Tex-ass’ time, please…

    Remember that weird-ass bill the yutz here in TTSKoA was trying to pass (No early voting, period, all ballots must be hand-counted in 24 hrs, etc) that was so bad that the Republican Speaker of the House deep sixed it procedurally by assigning it to all twelve Committees in the House?

    [Poltergeist II] It’s baaaack [/Poltergeist II]

    Kelly Townsend GOP whackaloon Chairman of the Senate Government Committee, has green-lit a hearing in the Senate (this is a House bill, mind you!) tot eh Sop The Steal Elections Committee. If it passed out of the Committee (does the Pope shit in the woods? Are Bears Catholic?) and passes the Senate, it goes to a House vote with no hearings.

    https://tucson.com/news/state-and-regional/bill-seeks-to-end-early-voting-require-hand-count-of-ballots-in-arizona/article_973db746-a7a6-11ec-9500-9fee2e999aae.html

    Part of the law stipulates that no precinct will have more than 1500 voters. This would more than double the number of precincts in Pima County alone. Doubling the number of precinct workers, physical locations for them, transport for ballots, etc etc etc.

    But then he may be saying we keep the existing precincts and just limit the number of people allowed to vote to 1500…he is, after all a GQP politician.

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  2. lisahgolden says:

    I’ll be breaking my I TOLD YOU SO machine.

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  3. Ralph Wiggam says:

    In Waco, Not only did Republicans have a greater number of ballots rejected than Democrats did, they also had a greater % of their ballots rejected than we did. Republicans lost 8.13% of their ballots cast, while Democrats lost 6.31% of their ballots cast.

    An analysis from Harris County, which had a greater number of contested democratic primaries, showed that “areas with large Black populations were 44 percent more likely to have ballots rejected than heavily white areas.” That said, while the countywide rejection rate was 19%, Republicans had a higher rejection rate (20%) than Democrats did (17%
    https://www.co.mclennan.tx.us/546/Current-Election-Results

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