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Texas House Democrats Preparing To Flee The State In Move That Could Block Voting Restrictions Bill, Bring Legislature To A Halt

Texas House Democrats Flee The State In Move That Could Block Voting Restrictions Bill, Bring Legislature To A Halt

A majority of Democrats in the Texas House of Representatives plan to leave the state and fly to Washington, D.C., Monday afternoon in a bid to again deny Republicans the quorum needed to pass new voting restrictions with 27 days left in a special legislative session called largely for that purpose.

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GOP Voting Bill Advances To Texas House Floor After Overnight Committee Hearing

GOP Voting Bill Advances To Texas House Floor After Overnight Committee Hearing

Authors of voting legislation in the House and Senate are moving to ban drive-thru and 24-hour voting options, enhance access for partisan poll watchers and prohibit local election officials from proactively distributing applications to request mail-in ballots. Both bills also include language to further restrict the state’s voting-by-mail rules, including new ID requirements for absentee voters.

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