Election officials in Texas on Wednesday revealed that Uber drivers and other ride sharing services would have to register their drivers as election workers if transporting more than three voters per car.
At a hearing on Senate Bill 9, which activists say will suppress voting rights, election official Chris Davis warned that there are multiple problems with the bill.
Davis pointed out that the legislation would criminalize poll workers who make simple mistakes.
“Or whether it’s the bad policies of now allowing poll watchers to now record ballot counting in areas where ballot voting still occurs, with all the privacy that that is supposed to entail,” Davis said.
According to Davis, another “bad policy” would mandate that “non-driving voters must now attest to the reason for their assistance for curbside voting due to physical disability.”
Texas state Rep. John H. Bucy III (D) wondered about a provision that would force carpool drivers to give their name and address to the state.
“I’ve got a 91-year-old grandmother, she’s in a retirement home,” Bucy explained. “If she and three of her friends — so there’s four of them — get an Uber ride to go vote, would that Uber driver have to fill out this form because he brought them to curbside vote? They’re all in wheelchairs.”
“Yes,” Davis replied. “An Uber driver would have to at least attest to the reason why they are assisting these voters.”
Watch Davis’ testimony to the Texas House Committee on Elections below.
Rep. Rashida Tlaib defies Trump in NAACP speech: ‘I’m not going nowhere, not until I impeach this president’
Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) defiantly insisted on Monday that she would be in Congress until President Donald Trump is impeached.
At the 2019 annual NAACP convention, the announcer noted that Tlaib is a member of the four congresswomen known as The Squad who have recently been told by Trump to "go back" home.
Tlaib began her remarks by alluding to the president's attack.
"I’m not going nowhere, not until I impeach this president," she shouted.
Watch the video below from the NAACP.
C-SPAN caller poisoned by Trump says congresswomen in The Squad own ’27 million black African slaves’
A Republican caller told C-SPAN on Monday that four non-white congresswomen own "27 million black African slaves."
On C-SPAN's Washington Journal program, a woman in Washington called in on the Republican line to rant against members of the so-called Squad: Democratic Reps. Ilhan Omar (MN), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY), Ayanna Pressley (MA) and Rashida Tlaib (MI).
Lara began her call by chastising the media.
"There's a lot of facts that are being walked around," she complained. "For example, regarding the Russia-Mueller thing, it's a proven fact that there was false evidence bought by Obama, Clinton and all the rest... those are facts. That's not an opinion."
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez chokes up responding to Trump: ‘Time to move on from his conception of America’
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) on Monday fired back at President Donald Trump after he told her to "go back" to her country of origin -- even though she was born in the U.S.
"It's unfortunate that he feels the way he feels about people of color," Ocasio-Cortez explained to NBC News. "It's unfortunate the way he feels about immigrants, naturalized citizens or not."
"What I would tell him is that it's time to move on from him," she continued as she seemed to choke up. "And it's time to move on from his conception of an America that we tried to move past for a long time."