Texas Senate Passes Republican-Backed Voting Reform Bill

Texas Senate Passes Republican-Backed Voting Reform Bill

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Texas state senators passed a GOP-led voting reform bill Tuesday, following Democrats’ departure from the state in a move to stall passing the House’s version of the bill.  

In a party-line vote, 18-4 Senate Republicans passed a bill that would more heavily regulate voting laws, an effort that Democrats have dubbed as ‘Jim Crow 2.0.’

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Eight state Senate Democrats joined House members in fleeing the state for Washington, D.C., first reported the Texas Tribune. 

A ninth senator is expected to meet the group of lawmakers in the nation’s capital, but a quorum in the Senate was maintained with 22 of its 31 members present, allowing for the passage of the bill. 

“Rather than continuing to fruitlessly debate Republicans who refuse to legislate in good faith, Texas Senate Democrats decided to take matters into their own hands in order to secure the voting rights of Texans –  especially voters of colors, seniors and those with disabilities — and work with our partners at the federal level to pass voting rights le

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