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Texas Legislature 2021

Texas Democrats abandon House floor, blocking passage of voting bill before final deadline

Midnight was the deadline for the House to approve the legislation that would alter nearly the entire voting process, create new limitations to early voting hours, ratchet up voting-by-mail restrictions and curb local voting options.

State Rep. Jessica González, D-Dallas, speaks at a press conference at Mt. Zion Baptist Church near the state Capitol in Aus…
House Democrats enter Mt. Zion Baptist Church near the state Capitol in Austin after breaking quorum in opposition to Senate…
Democratic lawmakers met in the Speaker's Committee Room during a break in the session on May 30, 2021.
Democratic lawmakers met during a break in the session on May 30, 2021.
State Rep. Nicole Collier, D-Fort Worth, on the House floor on May 30, 2021.
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