Texas governor vetoes funding for state legislature after walkout

Texas Governor Greg Abbott (R) is not taking the impudence of Democrats in his state House sitting down.

Abbott vetoed funding for the state legislature after state House Democrats walked out of the chamber on Sunday night to deny the chamber a quorum, making it impossible for the legislature to vote on a voting reform bill with which they disagreed.

The legislature requires a quorum of two-thirds of members to be able to take a vote, and without the Democrats, they didn’t have enough members present. Abbott was expecting to sign the legislation once it was passed by the Republican majority.

Abbott responds

At first, Abbott added the bill, which limits absentee voting, drive-thru voting, 24-hour voting and early voting, to the special session of the legislature, telling members to get their differences ironed out before then.

“I expect legislators to have worked out their differences prior to arriving back at the Capitol so that they can hit the ground running to pass legislation related to these emergency items and other priority legislation. During the special session, we will continue to advance policies that put the people of Texas first,” Abbott wrote.

But Abbott later decided to veto the legislature’s spending as a consequence of the Democrats’ actions. “No pay for those who abandon their responsibilities,” he tweeted on Monday.

Democrats oppose voting limits bill

Democrats said that the voting reform bill takes away rights from minorities and harms voting rights of those groups.

Besides the limits on voting other than in-person on Election Day, the law also allows election results to be overturned if “the number of votes illegally cast in the election is equal to or greater than the number of votes necessary to change the outcome of an election.”

Former President Donald Trump won the state of Texas in the 2020 presidential election, but many Republicans fear that without state voting reforms, they could lose more ground and eventually not be able to win elections because of unfair voting practices that encourage cheating.

Ballot harvesting, for example, allows people to give their ballots to a third party, who then turns them in. The practice is used fraudulently in nursing homes and care homes for the developmentally disabled, where ballots are filled out for elderly and disabled voters who may not understand what is being done or how their vote is being cast.

In addition to Texas’s attempt, Georgia and Arizona have both passed voting reforms that they say close loopholes that could be used to encourage cheating.

Share on facebook
Share To Facebook

Welcome to our comments section. We want to hear from you!

Any comments with profanity, advocacy of violence, harassment, personally identifiable information or other violations will be removed. If you feel your comment has been removed in error please contact us!

16 Responses

  1. Here is Job opportunity for everyone! Because of Corona Work from comfort of your home, on your computer And you can work with your own working hours. You can work this job As part time or As A full time job. You can Earns up to $1000 per Day by way of work is simple on the web. It’s easy, just follow instructions on home page,

    read it carefully from start to finish Check The Details➤>>>>>

    1. I started earning $350/hour in my free time by completing tasks with my laptop that i got from this company I stumbled upon online…Check it out, and start earning yourself .FDer for more info visit any tab this site
      Thanks a lot Here…………… https://www.paybuzz1.com

  2. You Might Like
  3. My last month paycheck was for 11000 dollars… All i did was simple online work from comfort at home for 3-4 hours/day that I got from this agency I discovered over the internet and they paid me for it 95 bucks every hour…. for more info visit any tab this site Thanks a lot .

    H̲E̲R̲E̲►COPY THIS WEBSITE……… …………….. http://Www.Jobcash1.com

  4. I quit working at shoprite and now I make $65-85 per/h. How? I’m working online! My work didn’t exactly make me happy so I decided to take a chance on something new… after 4 years it was so hard to quit my day job but now I couldn’t be happier.
    Here’s what I do.,,,,,:two_hearts:,,,,,►.►►►>>>>>>>http://snag4.com

  5. I am making a good salary from home $6580-$7065/week , which is amazing under a year ago I was jobless in a horrible economy. I thank God every day I was blessed with these instructions and now it’s my duty to pay it forward and share it with Everyone,

    Here is I started.…………… https://www.CashApp1.Com

  6. Everybody can earn 500 dollars Daily… Yes! you can earn more than you think by working online from home. I have been doing this job for like a few weeks and my last week payment was exactly 25370 dollars. COPY This Website OPEN HERE…………>>>>>>>>> http://snag4.com

  7. I make more then $12,000 a month online. It’s enough to comfortably replace my old jobs income, especially considering I only work about 11 to 12 hours a week from home. I was amazed how easy it was after I tried it…GOOD LUCK..
    HERE ➤➤ https://www.CashApp3.com

  8. I am making a good salary from home $6580-$7065/week , which is amazing under a year ago I was jobless in a horrible economy. I thank God every day I was blessed with these instructions and now it’s my duty to pay it forward and share it with Everyone,

    Here is I started.…………… https://www.CashApp1.Com

  9. I’m making over €7k a month working part time. I kept hearing other people tell me how much money they can make online so I decided to look into it. Well, it was all true and has totally changed my life.

    This is where i start…………… http://worknet30.com/

  10. I get paid over $190 per hour working from home with 2 kids at home. I never thought I’d be able to do it but my best friend earns over 15k a month doing this and she convinced me to try. The potential with this is endless.
    HERE ➤➤ https://workapp2.com

  11. Governor Abbott stands up for what is right, unlike the stupid democrats who want to advance corrupt voting. Stopping the pay of those who don’t do their job is what Republicans in Congress need to start pushing. That way none of the democrats there would ever be paid. A prime example of them not doing their job is the four years President Trump served when the only thing the democrats did was to try to get him out of office – by lying, cheating, etc.

  12. Joann, I like the way you think. Does this mean we should make Camela Harris pay back her entire earnings since being elected? She hasn’t done a damn thing to earn her pay, your idea makes eminent good sense. What with the way SloJoe wastes our taxes by spending them on illegals, we could use the money. Should you decide to collect some yourself, let me know, I’ll come along to give you some backup. The way Dems think Other People’s Money belongs to them, it might prove difficult to get it away from them, but I can be very persuasive when I put my mind to it. I look forward to meeting you. Have a wonderful day!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Latest Posts