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What's in the GOP voting bills that Texas Democrats fled their state to block

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Supporters gather on the street as Democrats from the Texas Legislature arrive by bus to board a private plane headed for Washington, D.C., Monday, July 12, 2021, in Austin, Texas.
AP Photo/Eric Gay
Democrats in the Texas legislature left the state to stop two voting bills in a special session.
House Bill 3 and Senate Bill 1 limit the ways that local officials expanded voting in 2020.
They also include new regulations for absentee voting and protections for poll watchers.
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On Monday, dozens of Democratic lawmakers in the Texas state House...
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In his first major voting rights speech, Biden to denounce GOP's bills as 'un-American' restrictions 'grounded in autocracy'

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President Joe Biden.
AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File
Biden will call voting laws 'grounded in autocracy' and 'un-American' in a Tuesday address.
The president's planned address in Philadelphia is his first major voting rights speech.
Biden is facing mounting pressure from voting rights activists to take more forceful action.
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President Joe Biden will forcefully denounce GOP-backed voting bills as "grounded in autocracy, un-democratic, un-American, and un-patriotic" and make "the moral case" for voting rights in his first major speech on the matter...
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