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Texas Democrats return to work, breaking weeks long quorum denial over voting rights

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By Gabriella Borter and Brad Brooks (Reuters) -Texas Democrats who fled their state to break legislative quorum and block passage of a voting restrictions bill are returning home, saying on Friday they accomplished their bigger goal of pushing the U.S. Congress to take up voting rights legislation. The Texas House of Representatives resumed its session after three of the runaway Democrats returned to the statehouse floor Thursday evening, ostensibly providing a quorum. That was disputed by some holdout Democrats, who said no verification vote was taken to confirm the numbers present. The bill …

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