Texas governor threatens to detain dozens of lawmakers after fleeing to Washington to block new legislation


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Democratic members of the Texas House of Representatives have defied threats of arrest after traveling from the state to Washington, DC, in an attempt to prevent Republicans from passing a controversial new election law.

And more than 50 of these Democratic members traveled to Washington with the aim of disrupting the work of the House of Representatives in Texas, before a vote is scheduled to take place on that proposed legislation.

Voting on this proposed law requires a quorum, which requires the presence of two-thirds of the 150 members of the House.

Greg Abbott, the Republican governor of Texas, threatened these politicians with arrest.

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