Gov. Abbott Calls Special Session Making Texas Democrats Vote On Election Integrity Bill

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Republican Governor of Texas Greg Abbott announced that he will be calling a special session of the state legislature in order to hold a vote on various pieces of legislation, including that concerning election integrity. In a proclamation on Thursday, Abbott called “an extraordinary session” to come together in Austin, Texas, beginning on Saturday. The proclamation noted that the session is being held in order to consider and act upon various measures, including legislation “strengthening the integrity of elections in Texas.” The proclamation also commented on legislation regarding the return of children to classrooms during the ongoing pandemic. It noted that the legislature will consider legislation “providing strategies for public-school education in prekindergarten through twelfth grade during the COVID-19 pandemic, which ensures … students receive a high-quality education and progress in their learning; in-person learning is available for any student whose parent wants it; the wearing of face coverings is not mandatory; and vaccinations are always voluntary.”

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