ok everyone, looks like the official senate computer says sb5 passes 17 to 12.
the texas democrats are arguing that it was after midnight. this was totally visible on the livestream, where because of the chanting, they didn’t get to the “s” names (in the alphabetic-order roll call) until 12:03 texas time.
senators being escorted out of the chamber shortly after the bill UNCONSTITUTIONALLY passed. republicans called for a voice vote at 12:01 am and then proclaimed votes were taken at 11:59 pm to make this seem legal. votes. we’re. taken. after. midnight. SIGNAL BOOST THIS IS NOT OKAY
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ok so chris tomlinson on twitter says the senate computer says there was a vote, 17-12, to pass the bill
but the democrats are arguing that it was after midnight (since they were still roll calling at 12:03 i think so) and I think that’s what they’re doing up at the podium right now, but there’s still no one on a mic
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