Internet Catches Texas Senate Altering Timestamp on Abortion Bill VoteSubmitted by DJP333 on Fri, 06/28/2013 - 12:19
by Neetzan Zimmerman
After a half-day filibuster that was controversially halted by Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, Republicans in the Texas Senate scrambled to quickly pass the equally controversial abortion bill SB5, but were halted themselves by two hours of motions and parliamentary inquiries from Democrats trying to run out the clock on Gov. Rick Perry's special session.
In the end, it all came down to a last-minute vote that could barely be heard over the din of cheers from pro-choice activists gathered in the gallery.
But where did that last minute fall — before or after the bill's midnight deadline?