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Texas Senate Republicans & Democrats Host Dueling Press Conferences On Voter Legislation

AUSTIN (CBSDFW.COM) - Today members of the Texas Senate Republican and Democratic Caucuses will hold separate press events to update Texans on their work on voting legislation.

Republican's so-called "election integrity bill" or Senate Bill 1, would (in Republican's opinion) forbid practices they fear leave elections open to fraud.

But Democrats say changes proposed by Republicans equal "voter suppression," making it more difficult for minorities and even Democrats to vote.

"We are sent here to be a voice for the diverse population of Texas," said Democratic Senator John Whitmire. "Someday I would hope you feel strongly enough about an issue to walk out!"

Streaming Live above at 1PM.


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