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Texas Democrats To Lock State House Voting Machines

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Texas Democrats demanded Tuesday for the Texas House journal clerk to lock the state house voting machines, thereby denying the GOP majority a quorum needed to proceed with election integrity legislation.

Chair of the Texas House Democrat Caucus and State Rep. Chris Turner (D) stated, “Minutes ago, at least 57 letters were delivered to the house journal clerk directing the [Texas] House to lock our voting machines and not unlock them until we provide express permission to do so upon our return to the [Texas] capitol.”

Texas Dem lawmakers now talking at press conference on CapHill to push voting rights. Left Texas to prevent the state legislature from having a quorum to pass GOP voting bill.

“It takes two-thirds of the body present to constitute a quorum, so 100 members,” Turner said, “and we vote in Texas and we register our attendance by use of voting machines on our desks.”

Texas House member Rafael Anchía (D) also spoke at the event, saying election integrity initiatives would be buckling “to the big lie.”

“We’re not doing this for Democrats. We’re not doing this for Republicans. We’re doing this for North & South Texans, Eastern & West Texans. And, we are not going to buckle to the big lie in the state of Texas,” he said.

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