More than 50 House Democrats left the state today (Monday) for Washington, D.C., with the intent to break quorum to prevent passage of Republican-backed election legislation. Unlike their quorum break near the end of the regular session, this action may compel them to remain out of state for multiple months. Today is the 5th of a possible 30 days in the first of potentially multiple special sessions.

“Today, Texas House Democrats stand united in our decision to break quorum and refuse to let the Republican-led legislature force through dangerous legislation that would trample on Texans’ right to vote,” said House Democratic leaders in a statement. “We are now taking the fight to our nation’s Capitol.”

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