AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Democrats are still refusing to return to the state Capitol.

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Most Democrats didn’t show up when Republican Gov. Greg Abbott opened a special session Saturday, the GOP’s third attempt to pass new election laws in Texas.

Some Democratic legislators who fled the state last month remain in Washington, D.C., prolonging a monthslong standoff.

However, Democratic leaders have not committed to sitting out the entire 30-day session, leaving open the possibility that enough could return at some point to form a quorum and end the stalemate.

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