Texas State Representative Explains Why Democrats Withdrawn To Block GOP Voting Restrictions
Texas Democrats Block Voting On Election Bill
Democrats in the Texas House of Representatives were able to block a vote on a controversial election bill by boycotting a legislative session on Sunday night. The speaker noted that the chamber did not have a quorum and decided to suspend the meeting. “Quorum is apparently not present. The point of order is welcomed and supported.” The Democratic withdrawal, shortly before the midnight deadline to pass the measure, meant the measure would not return for a vote before autumn. added to make it easier to vote ahead of last November’s election due to health concerns. Postal voting, a move credited with helping trigger a record turnout in Houston, would no longer be allowed. mobile units or temporary structures are not used as polling stations. The bill also limits early voting hours, which makes postal voting more difficult and eliminates drop boxes. n On Sundays before 1 p.m., critics say it is an effort to limit the voting campaigns known as “Souls to the Polls”, as predominantly black churches commute between worshipers to vote after morning prayers. Critics say Texas already has some of the most restrictive election laws in the United States and point out that there were no substantial allegations of fraud in Texas in last year’s election. Democrats and civil rights groups called the proposed voter suppression bill targeting voters of color, as well as the elderly and disabled. A vote on the measure is certain to pass the Republican-dominated house. Texas Governor Greg Abbott, who strongly supports the bill, said the bill would be added to a special legislative session scheduled for this fall. Lawmakers in Republican states across the country have enforced tighter voting restrictions following former President Donald Trump’s false claim that he lost the 2020 election due to widespread voter fraud.