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May 7, 2021      3:14 AM

After a middle of the night rewrite, the Texas House votes 81 to 64 to give initial approval to SB7, the omnibus elections bill

Around 2:30am, the GOP and Democrats came together to soften the bill’s language considerably with an eye toward avoiding criminalizing much of what happens associated with voting

After what we will politely call some fits and starts, the Texas House in the early morning hours of Friday gave initial passage to Senate Bill 7, the omnibus elections bill carried by Chairman Briscoe Cain, R-Deer Park.

But not before Democrats and Republicans came together on the floor in the middle of the night to adopt a slew of amendments aimed at ensuring the Texas Legislature isn’t criminalizing many things that often happen associated with voting.

By Scott Braddock

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