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Texas Democratic lawmakers say arrest warrants do not faze them

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By Julia Harte and Brad Brooks (Reuters) – Texas Democratic lawmakers, scattered around the country, said on Thursday they were more determined than ever to block voting restrictions in their state, after a state supreme court ruled they could be arrested for fleeing Austin in July to deny Republicans the quorum needed to pass the bill. From Houston, Washington, D.C., and undisclosed locations, four of the absentee lawmakers told Reuters they would continue to defy Texas Republican Governor Greg Abbott’s order to return to the legislature, despite arrest warrants served on Wednesday for them a…

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