Democrats Consider Leaving to Stop Voting Legislation

Democrats Consider Leaving to Stop Voting Legislation

( – In May, Texas Democratic lawmakers were able to successfully block a GOP election security bill by leaving the floor. Their move made it impossible for Republicans to hold a vote. Now, the Left is reportedly thinking of doing something even more drastic to stop another bill.

According to a July 9 New York Times report, Republicans intend to force a vote on election security this week during a special session. The lawmakers successfully advanced bills in both the House and Senate over the weekend. However, Democrats don’t want that to happen. There have reportedly been discussions about how to stop the Texas GOP from securing future elections. Some Leftist lawmakers want to leave the state to deny the Right the quorum it needs to hold a vote.

Not only would the move be incredibly controversial, but it doesn’t seem to make much sense. Leaving the state would only allow the Left to delay the vote for a short time. The special session can last up to 30 days, and Governor Greg Abbott (R) can call another session if they don’t come back within that time.

If the Democrats do run away from their jobs, it wouldn’t be the first time. In 2003, Texas Rangers had to track down Leftist lawmakers in Oklahoma after they fled the state in an attempt to stop the GOP from redrawing the congressional maps. They failed then, and they will likely fail again now.

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