GOP commited fraud
Late Tuesday and early Wednesday was a senatorial display that the GOP should be ashamed of. First, they changed the rules of debate to cut off the filibuster, but that wasn’t the worst of it. The official Senate time clock showed the bill was voted on past the midnight deadline. Shortly afterward, some as-yet-unknown person had the record changed to show the vote happened before midnight. That is an outright fraud committed against the citizens of Texas. The GOP complains about so-called voter fraud, which is almost nonexistent and yet they try and commit this kind of fraud on the people of Texas. The parties responsible should resign if an elected official and should be prosecuted for tampering with an official government record, which is a crime under the Texas penal code.
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