#WendyClock ##About On June 25, 2013, Texas state senator Wendy Davis waged a talking filibuster to kill SB5, a Republican-backed bill that would close most Texas abortion clinics. As Davis’s filibuster looked more and more likely to succeed, her opponents used increasingly questionable tactics to force a vote before midnight, the end of the special legislative session. At 12:02 AM on June 26, the Texas Senate’s GOP leadership called a vote on the bill, in defiance of the chamber’s own rules, and declared victory. Davis’s supporters, both those in the gallery and the 182,000 who watched on the Texas Tribune’s live feed, used the Senate’s own rules to force the GOP to nullify the invalid vote. ##WendyClock is the timeline of what happened. ###Copyright and Credits WendyClock is released under the GPL 3.0. The CSS is forked from Peiwen Lu. The Irregular Gentlewomen are grateful to Tristan Healy and Megan Sumerell for their assistance in this beta release.
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