Houston Newsmakers: Ballot Integrity or suppression?

Voting Integrity or Suppression?
Voting Integrity or Suppression? (KPRC/Pixabay)

A national fight over voting rights is now on the front burner in the Texas Legislature where Lt. Governor Dan Patrick says State Senate Bill SB7 is clearly in the best interest of Texans.

“Senate Bill seven is about voter security, not about voter suppression,” Patrick said. “And I’m tired of lies and the nest of liars who continue to repeat them”

U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee is a guest on this week’s Houston Newsmakers with Khambrel Marshall and says what’s happening is a travesty worth national legislative attention.

“Why is Texas engaging in the pandemic of voter suppression,” she said. “There is no answer and that’s why we’re moving forward on federal legislation to stop this tomfoolery and to provide the opportunity for all voters to be able to vote, no matter who you are and what party you are.”

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