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O'Rourke, protesters begin nearly 30-mile Texas voting march

2 monthes ago   |   By My Sanantonio

GEORGETOWN, Texas - As Rebecca Flores set out on a nearly 30-mile voting rights march to the Texas Capitol on Wednesday, she recalled another long distance: the drive her parents made from the outskirts of town in the 1950s to cast their ballot, after paying a $3 poll tax.
“They just want to keep us in our place,” said Flores, 78, an activist from San Antonio. “And I am frankly, I'm sick of it. That's why I'm here."
As far as protests go over tighter voting laws, the march in Texas that began with more than 100 people shuffling out of a suburban Austin church parking lot before dawn is not...
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