In Texas, legislators are attempting to pass a bill curbing fraudulent voting, but have been delayed by Democrats who fled the state in order to prevent a quorum. Now the Texas Senate has been able to pass the bill, and it will head to the House. The Hill’s Celine Castronuovo reports:
The Texas state Senate on Thursday morning voted to advance a sweeping GOP-backed elections bill after a 15-hour filibuster by a Democratic senator who attempted to block the measure.
The Texas Tribune reported that the GOP-controlled Senate advanced the measure that critics contend will curtail voting rights on an 18-11 party-line vote. It is the latest iteration of the elections bill that Gov. Greg Abbott (R) and state GOP lawmakers have repeatedly attempted to pass in the legislature’s regular session and an initial special session.
The version passed Thursday in the latest special session is less restrictive than previous versions, but still calls for prohibiting drive-thru and 24-hour voting, and requiring poll watchers to receive a training manual from the Texas secretary of state.
While the Texas House does not have enough members present in the state to form a quorum, arrest warrants have been signed for those legislator derelict in their duty.
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