New Texas voting bill deepens growing disparities in how Americans can cast their ballots

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The battle over new rules was hard-fought in Texas, where the state legislature approved an omnibus voting restrictions bill on Aug. 31. Stalled for months by two Democratic walkouts, the measure adds new criminal penalties for people who break election rules, gives partisan poll-watchers more freedom and bans drive-through and 24-hour voting, both of which were popular in heavily Democratic Harris County last November.

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