TX State Dems Prepare to Walkout Over Election Bill

Democrats in the Texas House of Representatives are planning to once again flee the state in a second bid to prevent the Republican majorities in the legislature to pass a controversial GOP sponsored elections bill to strengthen voting access rules.

The Democratic lawmakers aim to fly to Washington, D.C. on Monday, a source with knowledge of the plans confirmed to Fox News, in order to deny the quorum needed in the House to pass the voting measures. Republicans argue the bill would provide greater election security, while Democrats charge it would suppress voter turnout of minorities.

Under Texas law, the Democratic lawmakers could face arrest by taking flight.

Texas Democrats scuttled the original bill in late May, at the end of the legislative session, with a walkout that grabbed national attention.

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