Texas Democrats Plan Walkout To Block Republican Election Bill

Texas Democratic lawmakers plan to leave the state to deny Republicans the quorum they need to convene a special legislative ses
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Texas Democratic lawmakers plan to leave the state to deny Republicans the quorum they need to convene a special legislative session, a dramatic move that is likely to set up weeks of political brinkmanship.

A majority of state House members plan to fly to Washington, D.C., on chartered flights, according to two sources with knowledge of their plans who asked for anonymity to discuss the exodus.

The sources confirmed representatives would head to DC, first reported by NBC News.

The high-stakes gambit will grind legislative action to a halt, just as Republicans had planned to bring up a sweeping measure to overhaul elections procedures, among other controversial measures high on the list of priorities backed by Gov. Greg Abbott (R) and Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick (R).

“They’re flying out,” said one top Texas Democratic strategist.

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