Texas state Senators passed a GOP-led voting reform bill Tuesday, following Democrat’s 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.’
HERE’S WHAT IS ACTUALLY IN THE TEXAS ELECTION BILLS DEMOCRATS KEEP COMPARING TO JIM CROW
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.
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