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Texas Legislature 2021

Texas Democrats’ decampment over voting legislation has echoes of 2003 redistricting fight

Now, as in 2003, Democrats say their main motivator is protecting the voices of Texas voters. Can they stop legislation that would restrict voting in Texas?

A state representative reads the local paper on the House floor during the Texas House Democratic walkout from May 12-13, 20…
House Speaker Tom Craddick holds a press conference during the Texas House Democratic walkout from May 12-13, 2003, at the 7…
State Rep. Tommy Merritt, R-Longview holds a sign while Rep. Dan Branch, R-Dallas watches during the Texas House Democratic …
A covered Dell laptop during the Texas House Democratic walkout from May 12-13, 2003, at the 78th session of the Texas Legis…
From left, Carolyn Wallace and Marjorie Brown of Ardmore, Oklahoma hold signs outside the motel where Texas Democratic state…
Texas state Democratic legislators in a meeting room at in an Oklahoma motel, where they are met after leaving the session o…
Democratic members of the Texas House and Texas Senate gathered for a joint press conference at Washington Plaza Hotel in Wa…

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