“The sweeping overhaul of Texas elections and voter access was poised from the beginning of the session to pass into law. It had the backing of Republican leaders in both chambers of the Legislature. It had support from the governor,” the Texas Tribune reports.
“Democrats who opposed the bill, chiding it as a naked attempt of voter suppression, were simply outnumbered.”
“But on Sunday night, with an hour left for the Legislature to give final approval to the bill, Democrats staged a walkout, preventing a vote on the legislation before a fatal deadline.”
The Austin American Statesman reports Gov. Greg Abbott (R) vowed to bring lawmakers back in a special session.Save to Favorites