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Texas Democrats return, end 38-day holdout over voting bill

<i>Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images</i><br/>Texas House Democrats at a news conference.
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Texas House Democrats at a news conference.

By PAUL J. WEBER and ACACIA CORONADO
Associated Press

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Some Democrats who left Texas to block a GOP voting bill have ended a 38-day holdout. Enough Democrats returned to the state Capitol on Thursday to allow the Texas House to resume work for the first time since mid-July. That’s when more than 50 Democrats flew to Washington, D.C., in what amounted to a second walkout over Republican efforts to pass new election laws in Texas. Republicans are now back on a path to pass new elections laws in Texas before the current special session ends on Sept. 5.

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