59 House Democrats to leave the state in efforts to deny Republicans a quorum necessary to pass voting legislation during special session;

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The Democrats were set to head to Washington, D.C., on two chartered airplanes, the person said.

  • The bill that was considered in May would have set some of the nation’s broadest restrictions on voting. Mr. Abbott called the legislation a matter of election security, and an emergency. Democrats say the legislation is aimed at preventing their supporters, including many minority group members, from voting.
  • After Democrats killed the vote by staging a walkout this spring, Mr. Abbott called the special session for a legislature that typically meets for only five months every other year.

SOURCE: WSJ

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