Cameron County Democrat Joins Voting Bill Protest

A private plane is readied for Democrats from the Texas Legislature as they arrive by bus to board and head to Washington, D.C., Monday, July 12, 2021, in Austin, Texas. By leaving, Democrats again deny the GOP majority a quorum to pass bills, barely a month after their walkout thwarted the first push for sweeping new voting restrictions in Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

A Cameron County Democrat joins fellow state lawmakers in a boycott protest of a voting rights bill. State rep Alex Dominguez from Brownsville was present yesterday with dozens of other dissenters in Washington, D.C. where they held a media event.

Dominguez says the lawmakers walked out of a special state assembly session in Austin called by Governor Greg Abbott to address a voting rights measure supported by Republicans. He said the decision to leave Texas was not easy. He said, “it’s the right thing to do to preserve voting rights in Texas.”

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