Texas lawmakers have introduced proposals that will tighten voting rules to avoid loopholes in the law that led to lawsuits from the state against Harris County’s drive through-voting and 24-hour polling places. LPHS appellate partner and constitutional law attorney David Coale talked to the Dallas Morning News about the message lawmakers are sending with the proposed bills. “They want that to be very clear. ‘No, you don’t, county clerk. Your job is to do X, Y, and Z and not get outside your lane,’” Coale said. “Are there politics as part of that? Of course. That’s the political process.”
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