One in eight mail-in ballots were rejected in Texas’ first election under new Republican voting laws

This week in Texas politics with the Texas Tribune.

By Alexandra HartApril 8, 2022 12:15 pm, , , ,

It’s time to run down the week in Texas politics with James Barragán, political reporter for The Texas Tribune.

Among the topics that had folks talking: the high rate of rejection – over 12% – of mail-in ballots in the 2022 primaries, following passage of new Republican-led voting changes and restrictions.

“About one in eight people who tried to vote by mail had their mail ballot rejected,” Barragán said – a finding that Barragán says will primarily  impact “elderly voters [and] people with disabilities who had difficulty getting into the polls.”

For more from the week in politics, including updates on special elections across the state, listen in the audio player above.

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