Texas senate passes bill for a forensic audit of the 2020 election

On Thursday, the Texas Senate passed an election integrity bill after Texas Democrats failed with their 15-hour filibuster. The vote was passed by a margin of 18-11.

The Daily Mail reported: The Texas Senate has passed a bill with new voting restrictions on Thursday morning, after a Democratic Texas lawmaker finished a roughly 15-hour filibuster where she had to speak constantly and not lean on her desk, eat, drink or use the restroom in protest of the state’s Republican-backed legislation.

Debate on the measure began Wednesday evening before State Senator Carol Alvarado began speaking continuously and wrapped just before 9 a.m. local time on Thursday. Lawmakers in Texas’s upper house voted 18-11 in favor of the bill aimed at enhancing election security shortly after she stopped.

“Instead of making it easier to vote, [this bill] makes it easier to intimidate. Instead of making it harder to cheat, it makes it harder to vote,” Alvarado said in one of her last statements. After Alvarado finished speaking her fellow Senator Bryan Hughes, who sponsored the bill, called its provisions “simple, common-sense reforms.” It’s passage comes after Republican Texas House Speaker Dade Phelan issued arrest warrants for 52 Democratic lawmakers who broke quorum for the third time over voting rights.



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