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Texas Dems meet with key U.S. Senators over voting rights

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — If Texas Democrats step foot in the state before the special legislative session is over, they would likely be arrested and cabined in the State Capitol. So, unless concessions are made over a GOP-backed elections bill before August, state Democrats are settling into ​Washington, D.C. for the coming weeks.

Texas Democrats are turning to their counterparts in Congress to find a path forward for a federal law on voting rights. Wednesday, they broke out in separate groups to rally support from Democratic U.S. Senators and criticize the Republican-drafted Texas elections bill.

“They’re not interested in fairness. They don’t want these elections to be free. They want you to fill out a whole bunch of red tape and then cancel your ballot. If you make a mistake, they want to criminalize poll workers who make simple mistakes. So, we’re angry and we have courage,” said Rep. Nicole Collier, D-Dallas, at a press conference alongside…

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