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Harris tells Texas Democrats they are like suffragettes, civil rights leaders

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By Nandita Bose and Trevor Hunnicutt WASHINGTON (Reuters) -U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris met on Tuesday with Democratic Texas lawmakers who left the state and told them their “courageous stand” to derail Republican efforts to enact voting restrictions was like efforts throughout U.S. history of civil rights activists and suffragettes. “Defending the right of the American people to vote is as American as apple pie,” she said to more than 50 Democratic lawmakers who left Texas a day earlier to deny the state legislature the quorum required to approve Republican Governor Greg Abbott’s special…

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