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Understand significance of fight over TX voting rights, and detest the legislation

proposed by GOPers, but I hope this “leaving to avoid a quorum” thing ends soon. Don’t think it will look good long-term and it’s not going to change anything.

I can see most State Supreme Courts ruling similar to Texas on a a political party stalling on voting on an issue by leaving state. To me, it’s unbecoming no matter which Party does it. The quorum rule was written to prevent calling a quick vote to pass some controversial legislation when members cannot get to the vote.

Again, I applaud doing anything necessary to try to avert “big lie” voting laws. But, that kind of stuff can be used by any minority party to block significant legislation.

Plus, I believe courts may offer some relief from onerous voting legislation. And, whatever obstacles are left, Democrats— and Stacy Abrams’ group, etc. — will figure out a way to mitigate damage.
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