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Texas Threatens to Become Next Critical Point on Voting Rules after the approval of legislation passed from the state Senate

On Thursday, Texas seemed to become the next flashpoint on political issues in Corporate America after the approval of legislation from the Senate to restrict voting access prompted a reproach from American Airlines. Fort Worth, Texas-based American national, said in a statement that they strongly condemned the bill and others like it.

Moreover, the legislation that now intends to go before the Texas House of Representatives would eradicate drive-thru voting, restrict polling site hours and give biased poll watchers more self-sufficiency. Texas-based Southwest Airlines declined to say if it opposed the new law but said they believe every voter should have a proper opportunity to let their voice be heard. In short, this right is crucial for the success of the nation.

The Texas vote effort faces severe criticism from Democrats and voting rights advocates in the state, who claim that the latest legislation would make it challenging for the residents of Texas, specifically those of color, to cast votes. According to election analysts, the state already has some of the strictest voting laws in the United States. On Thursday, a state House Representatives committee was holding a hearing on a companion voter bill that would impose other ballot limitations.

The several States of the United States Pursued New Voting Restrictions

However, Texas is one of many states, including Arizona, Georgia, Iowa, and Florida, where Republican representatives pursued the latest voting restrictions after former U.S. President Donald Trump misleadingly blamed his 2020 Election loss on extensive voter fraud despite no evidence. Furthermore, Republican policymakers say the law needed to certify public confidence in election integrity.

Texas Threatens to Become Next Critical Point on Ballot Rules
Texas Threatens to Become Next Critical Point on Ballot Rules
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The remarks from the Southwest and American came after Atlanta-based Coca-Cola and Delta Air Lines joined an increasing number of companies on Wednesday that challenged Georgia’s new ballot limitations. Additionally, the CEO of Delta Ed Bastian slammed the law on Wednesday in a reversal from an initial statement the previous week that flashed a widespread backlash.

However, the new stance spur condemnation from the Republican Georgia Governor Brian Kemp and several Republicans, including Sen. Marco Rubio, who questioned why Delta Airlines slammed Georgia but not China. Rubio wrote that several multinational companies are keen to make their voices heard on the aroused issues of the day in America, but remain impressively silent, or in the case of Delta, in real, complicit, ongoing killings in countries such as China.

Delta didn’t respond immediately to Rubio’s letter. Late Wednesday, the Georgia House voted to cancel a jet fuel sales tax break that Delta uses. However, the state Senate didn’t act on it before the postponement of the legislative session. Kemp told Fox Business that he thought the tax issue was unresolved now that the legislature had delayed.

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