AUSTIN—Today, the Texas Public Policy Foundation applauded the Texas House for passing election integrity reforms in a late-night vote. Senate Bill 7 passed 81-64.

“House Elections Committee Chairman Briscoe Cain held firm against an onslaught of false claims that elections integrity is voter suppression and even ‘the New Jim Crow,’” said TPPF CEO Kevin Roberts. “Now, lawmakers have an opportunity to strengthen the bill even more. Our polling shows that Texans want them to add voter ID requirements for mail-in ballots.”

“Evidence shows ballot trafficking and abusing the mail-in ballot process are the most common types of fraud in Texas elections,” added TPPF Vice President for National Initiatives Chuck DeVore. “That’s why 81% of Texans say voting in person and by mail should have the same voter identification requirements. Texas legislators should be commended for a job well done, but the job isn’t over yet.”