Texas GOP to Revive Voting Bill, Democrats Plot Next Move

Texas Republicans pressed ahead with their push for tougher election laws, vowing to ensure Democrats' victory over one of the most restrictive voting measures in the country would only be temporary.

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A "Temporarily Closed" sign blocks the entry to the House Chamber at the State Capitol, Tuesday, June 1, 2021, in Austin, Texas. The Texas Legislature closed out its regular session Monday, but are expected to return for a special session after Texas Democrats blocked one of the nation's most restrictive new voting laws with a walkout. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Republicans pressed ahead with their push for tougher election laws Tuesday, vowing to ensure Democrats’ weekend victory over one of the most restrictive voting measures in the country would only be temporary. GOP Gov. Greg Abbott prepared to call lawmakers back for a special session to revive the voting measure that died when Democrats staged a dramatic walkout from the state Capitol just before the end of the legislative session…

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