Texas House Votes to Force Democrats to Return to State

by sam

Samuel Case, FISM News


On Tuesday the Texas House of Representatives voted 76-4 to force Democrats “under warrant of arrest, if necessary” to return to the state and their posts in the House. Governor Greg Abbott warned yesterday: “As soon as they come back in the state of Texas, they will be arrested, they will be cabined inside the Texas Capitol until they get their job done.”


Over 50 Texas House Democrats left the state on Monday to stall a vote on Texas voting reform, by preventing the House from holding a quorum.  Texas Democrats pulled a similar move back in May by staging a walk-out to prevent the voting reform legislation from going to a vote, which in turn prompted this special session that Democrats are attempting to throttle.


FISM News reports: “the bills that they are trying to prevent from passing through the Republican-led House are Senate Bill 1 and House Bill 3 which would add more hours to vote than ever allowed, but would also require ID for mail-in balloting and ban drive-through voting, 24-hour polling, and ballot drop-boxes.”