The Legislature adjourned sine die this evening (Thursday) – a couple of days before it would have expired – stranding an election “audit” bill that rocketed through the Senate just two days since it was filed.

Senate Bill 97 by Sen. Paul Bettencourt (R-Houston) would have required various “audits” and “reviews” of, and “explanations” from, county election officials. It passed the Senate today on a 17-14 vote but did not make it over to the House for further action. At least one Republican voted against it.

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