Texas Democrats End 38-Day Holdout Over Voting Bill
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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