WASHINGTON — Democrats vow to continue fighting the Texas bill. This will put new restrictions on voting. This is because Republican governors threaten to cut funding for the Legislature if they do.
“I will veto Section 10 of the budget passed by the Legislature. Section 10 funds the legislature,” Governor Greg Abbott tweeted Monday. “There is no compensation for those who renounce responsibility. Stay tuned.”
The threat to lawmakers comes after Texas Democrats on Sunday night used every congressional tool to end the bill. Finally, a walkout was organized to prevent voting before the midnight deadline. Republican Governor Greg Abbott said the bill would be added to a special agenda in an effort to “continue the bill.”; past Abbott has not announced a special meeting date.
Chris Turner, Texas State Representative The House of Representatives Speaker said he and his colleagues in the House of Representatives will continue to fight. Instead, it called on Congress to pass legislation at the national level that would provide protection for the vote.
“We will fight with him every step of the way. We will fight the Republican Party every step of the way. And we will do whatever it takes to stop, delay and further mitigate this law,” Turner told CNN on Monday.
Democrats across the country have supported efforts to block the bill. Because Texas is becoming the next battleground for voting rights. President Joe Biden said last weekend that The draft law is “Attack on democracy”
“Congratulations to the Texas Democrats. Activists and advocates who defended the freedom to vote until the last hour to defeat the Jim Crow 2.0 #SB7 bill, this is what will happen when we fight,” said former gubernatorial nominee Stacey Abrams. Georgia, leading the push for voting access in her state
Texas legislation Also known as Senate Bill 7, it passed the state Senate along party lines on Sunday morning after a night of debate. The bill was put up in the House of Representatives on Sunday evening for final approval. But after hours of discussion and delayed implementation of the strategy. The House of Representatives was also postponed after Democratic lawmakers protested. destroy the quorum and put an end to the debate At least 100 lawmakers are required to run a business.
This bill will limit voting hours. This makes it difficult to mail ballots and empowers partisan election viewers. The final version will maintain the elimination of the 24-hour polling station and the drive-through voting center. both of which include Harris County, the state’s largest democratic stronghold. It was launched last year in an unprecedented election.
The bill also bans voting on Sunday before 1 p.m., in what critics have called the attack on what is commonly referred to as “the slaughterhouse.” The “electoral spirit,” a campaign used by Black church groups across the country. This idea can be traced back to the civil rights movement. Democratic state representative Nicole Collier, president of the Texas Legislative Black Caucus, said the change “will ease Disqualify those who use their souls in voting opportunities.”
elements Hacked out behind closed doors And Democrats argued that they were mostly left in the dark. Due to last minute changes and all new provisions being pushed through.