U.S. voter advocates face tough fight despite Texas triumph

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By Julia Harte WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democrats on Tuesday celebrated the boycott by Texas state lawmakers that prevented sweeping new Republican-backed voting restrictions from becoming law over the weekend but acknowledged the reprieve would be short-lived. With the Texas legislature poised to pass the measure during a special session later this year, voting rights advocates said the U.S. Congress needed to act on a Democratic-backed election reform bill to ensure lasting protections. “The Texas Democratic Party is holding back the levy with a temporary band-aid, but they don’t have the reso…

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