The nation’s next big vote war is underway in Texas, where Republicans are trying to bypass 24-hour polling venues and vote through as options, and turn bureaucrats off. Voting sending unsolicited ballot applications is a crime.
All are efforts Harris County, including Houston and the state’s largest Democratic stronghold, attempted last year, when the threat of the coronavirus made direct voting even more dangerous. .
Republican lawmakers have been unusually clear in control of Houston and around Harris County as they push for tightening of state voting laws. One of the country’s largest and most ethnically diverse counties, Harris County has implemented new ways to vote in 2020 on a scale unlike anywhere else in Texas, and though not there is evidence of poll fraud from a car or late at night. , Republicans are determined to prevent it from happening again.