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Having joined roughly 60 fellow Texas Democrats who travelled to Washington, D.C. in protest of Republican Governor Greg Abbott’s call to consider new voting policies, State Rep. Phillip Cortez has returned to Austin, TX. While Cortez continues to support his fellow lawmakers who remain in D.C., he says he has decided to work with a small group of Democrats in Texas who have opened discussion with state Republicans over a newly introduced voting bill. Gov. Abbot, who had threatened to arrest truant Democrats upon

Texas Gov. Greg Abbot has called for the state legislature to open a special session, following the US Supreme Court’s decision to uphold two Arizona laws that were recently challenged by voting rights advocates. It is expected that Abbot will ask legislators to consider further changes to Texas voting laws. This new session also comes after a dramatic walk-out was staged by Texas Democrats last May in protest of a voting bill they argued was discriminatory and unnecessarily restrictive. Democratic Representative Jessica Gonzalez of

 The Democratic primary for New York City’s mayor has instituted a ranked-choice voting system, which may mean that the identity of the nominee will not be known until weeks after election day. Should none of the 13 candidates receive more than 50% of the vote on election night, tabulation of voters’ other rankings will begin a week later. Increased absentee voting this year may also delay a final count. Additionally, a new policy known as “curing” has been instituted, which allows an absentee voter

The House of Representatives passed a bill along party lines to make Washington, D.C. the 51st state of the United States. The Senate’s filibuster currently makes the bill’s passage of both chambers impossible without Republican support and five members of the Senate Democratic Caucus have not yet signalled that they will vote for the bill.  Opponents of the bill argue that making the nation’s capital a state should require a constitutional amendment.  Under the bill, the federal capital would still exist, but the state

Congressional Democrats plan to vote on legislation which would make Washington, D.C., the 51st state. Despite having a population of over 700,000 people (larger than either Vermont or Wyoming) and paying more in federal taxes than 21 states, Washington, D.C., does not have any voting representation in Congress or full control over its local affairs. The legislation will likely pass in the House of Representatives, but is expected to stall in the Senate, where 60 votes would be needed to end a potential filibuster