PolitiFact Texas: Dawnna Dukes flip-flops by not resigning from House


Highlights

Austin’s Dawnna Dukes, citing health challenges, said in September she’d resign the Texas House in January.

Dukes instead was sworn in for a fresh two-year term representing House District 46.

PolitiFact Texas can best be followed on Twitter at www.twitter.com/politifacttexas .

Read why Dukes drew a FULL FLOP on PolitiFact’s Flip-O-Meter at http://bit.ly/2iay6mZ

Some 15 weeks after Dawnna Dukes declared plans to resign her Texas House seat, Dukes was sworn in today to another two-year term representing an Austin-area district.

The Austin Democrat’s fresh move—brought to light in a weekend American-Statesman news story—has drawn the attention of PolitiFact Texas, the nonpartisan fact-checking project whose posts are viewable on Twitter here.

In question: Did the 11-term member flip-flop?

Dukes committed a Full Flop, according to the PolitiFact Texas Flip-O-Meter. Read the details.

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