. Texas walkout escalates voting battles « JO LEE MAGAZINE

AP — Midnight was coming fast. Any moment now, the Texas House of Representatives would sign off on one of the most restrictive new voting laws in America.

It was 10:35 p.m. Suddenly, every Democrat still on the floor got a text message.

The walkout was a go, and minutes later, Senate Bill 7 was dead. Texas Republicans were forced to abandon an elections overhaul they had crammed with previously unseen restrictions, including one prohibiting Sunday morning early voting — a time widely used by Black churchgoers in “souls to the polls” campaigns.

Find out what the walkout means for the future of voting restrictions at AP News.

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