Bill Whitaker: Democrats’ walkout revealed poison pills in GOP election bill | Chroniclers
And when Democratic Senator John Whitmire asked about the motivation for a last-minute provision to cut last Sunday’s early voting hours in a way that would complicate the souls at the polls initiative popular among worshipers black communities who, after services went to the polls, Hughes admitted that he was not sure who had inserted the provision, but that it was coming from the House side “and I was not part of of these discussions “. He also gave lame reasons for including the provision, including how it would allow worshipers to go to lunch between services and voting.
At another point, Hughes suggested it would give election officials time to attend church.
Representative Clardy later explained to the media that the stipulation of early voting from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. endangering “souls at the polls” was a printing error, which it should have read 11 a.m., Representative Cain, who chaired the poll. Bedroom. speakers, would have confirmed it.
If Senator Hughes is at such a level that he does not know how or why this anti-souls vote provision was put into the bill, the East Texas attorney and Baylor Law School graduate should feel stupid enough to defend an explosive measure race like this. You would think he would be outraged. Yet rather than raise the roof on the unelected consultants who slip into the bill provisions he never approved, he has shown indifference to get to the bottom of this underhanded maneuver. And, yes, Hughes is also now disavowing the provision for court annulment of election results.