The proposed Texas Senate Bill 7, which relates to “election integrity and security, including by preventing fraud in the conduct of elections in this state,” has been the center of debate in the Texas Legislature and among Texans. Democrats walked out of the House on the last day of the regular session to block the bill from passing, but SB 7 will likely be on the agenda for the special session called by Gov. Greg Abbott set to start on July 8.
San Antonio Report Editor Robert Rivard has in several opinion columns referred to the bill as a “voter suppression bill” without providing real evidence to back up his assertion. Instead of an effort to suppress votes, the bill aims to ensure the integrity of each of our ballots.