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Texas Legislature 2021

State Rep. Jessica González defends Democrats' walkout on Texas voting bill

González, of Dallas, and fellow state Rep. Nicole Collier, D-Fort Worth, discussed Senate Bill 7, which failed to pass during the regular legislative session, and what's next for legislators.

What was the end goal of the walkout? 

Have you talked to your Republican colleagues since that last day of session? Is there any idea of what a starting point might be? 

If a bill were to pass in a special session that removed the provisions limiting Sunday early voting hours and the part making it easier to overturn elections, would you see that as enough of a victory from the walkout? Assuming that the rest of it could be hashed out in court?

What are some realistic things that you would like to see in a voting bill if one passes during the special session?

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