The Texas House of Representatives gave final approval to its version of a divisive, comprehensive election reform bill about giving preliminary approval in the middle of the night. Senate Bill 7 by Sen. Bryan Hughes (R-Mineola), as rewritten by Rep. Briscoe Cain (R-Deer Park) and amended 18 times, finally passed the House on a nearly party-line, 78-64 vote. No Democrats voted for it. Rep. Lyle Larson (R-San Antonio) was the lone Republican to vote against it.

During consideration last night (Thursday into Friday), an initial amendment to strike the enacting clause, which would effectively gut the bill, failed on 65-80 vote. A point of order was lodged against the bill, leading to a two-hour delay, as Cain and Democrats worked out a series of amendments. After the point of order was withdrawn, Cain accepted most of the amendments, and more than 100 proposed amendments were not offered.

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