AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Some Democrats who left Texas to block a GOP voting bill have ended a 38-day holdout.

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Enough Democrats returned to the state Capitol on Thursday to allow the Texas House to resume work for the first time since mid-July.

That’s when more than 50 Democrats flew to Washington, D.C., in what amounted to a second walkout over Republican efforts to pass new election laws in Texas.

Republicans are now back on a path to pass new elections laws in Texas before the current special session ends on Sept. 5.

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