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Texas Legislature 2021

Senate presses forward passing GOP voting and bail bills, as Texas House in chaos over Democrats’ decampment

If the House Democrats who skipped town to block voting legislation don’t return before the special session ends, the Senate bills will languish without becoming law.

A poll worker feeds a voting machine and power cord through a voter’s car window in the drive-through line at NRG Stadium in Houston during the first day of early voting on Oct. 13, 2020.

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