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The Texas House of Representatives passed an election overhaul bill Friday that would add new voting restrictions and penalties, the latest effort in a slew of Republican-pushed initiatives nationwide that seek to curtail voting access. ...
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Rachel Maddow looks back at how the phrase "purity of the ballot box" in the Texas constitution was used as the basis for excluding Black Americans from all-white primaries, and shares video of Texas State Rep. Rafael Anchía calling out Texas State Rep. Briscoe Cain, Republican chair of the Texas State House Elections Committee, for including that phrase in the new Texas voter suppression bill. ...
Friday on MSNBC's "Morning Joe," co-host Mika Brzezinski reacted to Texas lawmakers passing a new state voting law to shore up election integrity. Florida and Georgia have recently passed and signed into law similar bills. | Clips ...

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