Texas GOV Strikes Back After State Dems Walkout

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) on Monday said he will veto funding for the state legislature, after Democrats staged a walkout the day before to prevent the passage of a sweeping elections bill.

Texas Democrats walked off the state House floor late Sunday night to block the passage of legislation that would add new obstacles for voting in future elections, and limit the availability of certain forms of voting that are largely used by low income and handicapped people.

Democrats slowly left the floor as the night progressed until 10:30 p.m., when the remaining members exited the chamber.

The walkout left the state House without enough members present to reach a quorum, preventing Republicans from passing the legislation before the midnight deadline.

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