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The Battle for Voting Rights in Texas Isn’t Over

Voting rights are under assault in Texas. Democrats might be out of options.


Episode Notes

Texas Republicans, sensing the state’s slight leftward drift, barreled ahead with legislation to make voting more cumbersome this week. Democratic lawmakers did the one thing they could to resist it: They refused to show up for a vote. But the fight over the ballot box isn’t over in Texas, and Republicans maintain the upper hand.

Guest: Alexa Ura, reporter for the Texas Tribune.

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  • Mary Harris is the host and managing editor of What Next, Slate's new daily news podcast. She has reported throughout the public radio system, for NPR, Marketplace, and WNYC.