Texas Senate Approves GOP-Backed Voting Legislation

State senators in Texas approved a Republican-led voting reform legislation on Tuesday after Democrats left the state trying to obstruct the passing of the House’s version of this legislation, Fox News informed.

In an 18-4 vote, Senate Republicans approved legislation aimed at stricter regulation of voting laws, an effort that Democratic members called ‘Jim Crow 2.0.’

The Texas Tribune also reported that 8 state Senate Democrats also fled the state going to Washington DC.

A 9th senator is set to hold a meeting with the lawmakers in Washington DC, but the quorum was maintained with 22 out of 31 members present, which allowed for the legislation to be approved.

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