Analysis: Texas corporations denounce GOP effort to restrict voting options | The Texas Tribune

“Major Texas employers are stepping up and speaking out against voter suppression, and for good reason,” tweeted former Texas House Speaker Joe Straus, who blocked Patrick’s way on the bathroom bill four years ago. “Texas should not go down the same path as Georgia. It’s bad for business and, more importantly, it’s bad for our citizens.” And another San Antonio Republican, state Rep. Lyle Larson, did his best to distinguish the Texas conversation from the national one, and to point out that Democratic voters aren’t the only ones who might be hurt by the Texas legislation: “64% of Texas Republicans cast their ballots early. Republicans cast half of all absentee ballots in Texas’ 2020 general election. Among all Republican voters 55 or older in Texas, 91% voted early or by mail. Are we trying to make it harder for Republican voters to vote?” The corporations that jump into this might be “people,” but don’t have voting rights at stake. They do have businesses to protect and legislative risks ahead if they cross the same legislators they hope will support them on taxation, law, economic development and other matters more common to their interactions with state government. It’s unusu

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