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  • Writer's pictureD. Brit

Texas Democrats End 38-Day Holdout Over Voting Bill

What Happened:

  • On Thursday, some Texas Democrats ended a 38-Day holdout over a new voting restrictions bill, allowing Republicans to continue their push for an overhaul of state election laws.

  • The holdout ended when three Democrats showed up on Thursday, giving Republicans the quorum needed to move forward. A hearing is now scheduled for Saturday.

  • Other Democrats criticized their counterparts for breaking ranks and allowing the quorum to form.

  • The new bill, which has already passed in the state Senate, aims to prohibit 24-hour polling sites, ban drive-through voting and give more access to poll.

  • In the hopes of creating pressure on the Democrats, Texas Governor Greg Abbott (R) vetoed paychecks for 2,100 staffers after Democrats walked out the first time.

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