(Newsweek) At least 50 Democratic state lawmakers fled Texas on Monday in order to deny the legislature the two-thirds quorum required to conduct business, in an effort to prevent Republicans introducing new voting restrictions.
There is uncertainty about the exact number of Democratic members of the state’s House of Representatives who have left Texas. There are 67 Democrats in the chamber but some remained behind while the majority flew to Washington, D.C.
The Texas Democratic Party has not released a full list of the lawmakers but photos shared on social media give an indication of which Democrats have left. Some legislators have also posted on Twitter about their decision to fly out of Texas.
Caucus Chair Chris Turner
First Vice-Chair Toni Rose
Ramon Romero Jr.
John Bucy III
Trey Martinez Fischer