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Businesses speak out as Texas Republicans push voting restrictions

May 4, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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Business groups and voting rights organizations are attempting to apply public pressure on Texas Republicans as lawmakers gear up to finalize bills that would make it harder to vote in parts of the Lone Star State and criminalize some of the actions of election workers.

(CNN)Business groups and voting rights organizations are attempting to apply public pressure on Texas Republicans as lawmakers gear up to finalize bills that would make it harder to vote in parts of the Lone Star State and criminalize some of the actions of election workers.

A group of some 50 trade associations and companies, including corporate giants such as HP, Microsoft and American Airlines, released a letter Tuesday urging elected leaders to "oppose any changes that would restrict eligible voters' access to the ballot. " The letter came from a coalition known as Fair Elections Texas.

A group of more than two dozen voting rights and criminal justice groups this week issued a public letter to the state's elected leaders, asking lawmakers to pull back on measures that criminalize conduct at the polling places.

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