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Texas Senate gives tentative approval to eliminate one-punch voting in Texas

Published on May 17, 2017 under CommunityImpact

As one of only nine states with the option to vote a straight-party ticket, Texas is taking steps to eliminate the option and become more like the rest of the nation. House Bill 25, which would eliminate the option tentatively passed the Senate Wednesday afternoon in a 20-10 party-line vote, gathering critiques from Democrats that removing this tactic would make it harder to vote. Sen. Sylvia Garcia, D-Houston, referenced the massive size of the Harris County sample ballot to explain why not having a one-punch option would create a challenge for voters.

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Source: Community Impact- Round Rock

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