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Texas GOP to revive voting bill, Democrats plot next move

The measure may be blocked only temporarily, as Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has vowed to call a...
The measure may be blocked only temporarily, as Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has vowed to call a special session where lawmakers can once again take up the issue.
Updated: Jun. 2, 2021 at 1:45 PM CDT
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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas Republicans are pressing ahead with their push for tougher election laws after Democrats’ defiant weekend walkout stopped one of the nation’s most restrictive voting measures.

Republican Gov. Greg Abbot on Tuesday had still not called a special legislative session but says he intends to after Democrats blocked new voting laws from passing by walking out of the state House of Representatives.

Bolstered by GOP majorities in both the House and Senate, Abbott is also weighing whether to use the extra session to take up other top conservative priorities that had failed during the session.

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