The GOP-backed election integrity bill has the approval of the Texas Senate, even in the absence of Democrats who fled the state. Senators passed the bill on Tuesday with a party-line vote of 18-to-4. On Monday, 51 House Democrats fled to Washington, D.C., to prevent a vote on the bill. Eight Senate Democrats followed suit on Tuesday, but the Senate still had a quorum and was able to pass both the election bill and bail reform. If House Democrats fail to return before the special session ends, the Senate vote will be moot.