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Texas Democrats defy calls for their arrest in voting restrictions fight

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By Susan Cornwell and Julia Harte WASHINGTON (Reuters) -Texas Democratic lawmakers defied calls for their arrest on Tuesday, a day after fleeing their state to thwart efforts to pass voting restrictions, and said they would stay in Washington to push for federal voting reform. Texas Governor Greg Abbott, a Republican, vowed to arrest more than 50 Democratic lawmakers who left the state on Monday, denying the state legislature the quorum required to approve the voting limits and other measures on his special session agenda. The remaining members of the Texas House of Representatives voted 76-4 …

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