Voting Rights: What Democrats Should Learn From Texas Walkout

Democrats in the Texas House broke quorum, preventing a vote on a Texas voting bill
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Earlier this week, Democrats in the Texas House broke quorum, preventing a vote on a Texas voting bill that many have referred to as Jim Crow 2.0.

The move did more than prevent Texas from becoming the latest state to restrict voting rights based on Trump’s Big Lie, although it certainly did that. It also showed that minority legislators have tools to stop a reckless majority when the stakes are high enough.

In other words, Texas Democrats have demonstrated that a minority that’s actually interested in legislating doesn’t need a “filibuster” to stop an out-of-control majority.

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