click to enlarge Sanford NowlinA voter drops off her ballot at the Bexar County Elections Office.
New Hampshire comes in second with 11, followed by Missouri with nine.Indeed, 28 states have introduced a total of 106 voter-restriction bills this year, compared to 35 being filed in 15 states last year, according to the Brennan Center, a nonpartisan public policy group at New York University Law School.
They argue that the GOP wants to limit poll access for poor and minority voters since they're likely to vote for Democratic candidates.During Texas' current legislative session, state GOP Chairman Allen West demanded that “election integrity” to be a top priority.
Among other things, those measures would widen mail-in voting eligibility and let local officials operate ballot drop boxes.Of the 41 states with new election bills, 35 have introduced proposals expanding voting access, according the Brennan Center.
At present, there are 406 such bills pending in state legislatures.