The Second Called Session of the Texas Legislature convened today (Saturday) at noon. A quorum could not be established in the House, as 55 Democratic members remained absent, many of them still out of state, and around 10 Republican members were absent, many of whom are in some form of quarantine after a positive Covid-19 test or recent exposure to someone with Covid-19.

At least 26 Democrats said they intended to remain in Washington, D.C. to advocate for federal voting rights legislation. Others could return “as early as this week.”

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