11 April, 2021

Well, I Hope It’s In Support, But Somehow I Doubt It

BREAKING: American Airlines, Southwest Airlines, Dell Technologies, AT&T Release Statements Targeting Election Reform Efforts in Texas – Breaking911

Well, let’s check.

Four major corporations have spoken out against recent Texas election reform bills.

One of the pieces of legislation, Senate Bill 7, would limit extended early voting hours, ban drive-thru voting and prohibit local election officials from automatically sending mail-in-voting applications to voters, according to The Texas Tribune.

Senate Bill 7 also gives more power to poll watchers and requires a doctor’s note for Texans with disabilities who are requesting to vote by mail, as reported by The Associated Press.


Unlike the Georgia law, there are pieces of the Texas one that I understand how they could be controversial, but overall it’s a huge step in the right direction.

American Airlines doesn’t think so:

“Any legislation dealing with how elections are conducted must ensure ballot integrity and security while making it easier to vote, not harder. At American, we believe we should break down barriers to diversity, equity and inclusion in our society – not create them,” the statement added.

Hmm. Well, they claim to support ballot integrity. If true, then they need to say what’s right with the legislation and what’s wrong with it. Not just condemn it completely.

The Texas Tribune reports that House Bill 6 would “prohibit local election officials from proactively sending out applications for mail-in ballots and impose new rules for people assisting voters to fill out their ballots.”

I think they are saying that as if it’s a criticism. Seems like a benefit to me.


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