After a 15-hour filibuster by a Democratic senator who attempted to block the measure, the Texas state Senate voted to advance a sweeping GOP-backed elections bill on Thursday morning.

Senate Democratic Caucus Chair Carol Alvarado stood overnight into Thursday morning to attempt to block the measure.

The vote passed by an 18-11 margin.

The Daily Mail reported:

The Texas Senate has passed a bill with new voting restrictions on Thursday morning, after a Democratic Texas lawmaker finished a roughly 15-hour filibuster where she had to speak constantly and not lean on her desk, eat, drink or use the restroom in protest of the state’s Republican-backed legislation.

Lawmakers in Texas’s upper house voted 18-11 in favor of the bill aimed at enhancing election security.

Debate on the measure began Wednesday evening before State Senator Carol Alvarado began speaking continuously and wrapped just before 9 a.m. local time on Thursday.

Governor Abbott supports forensic audit in Texas

Steve Bannon invited data analyst Seth Keshel on his program on Thursday morning before the start of Mike Lindell’s Cyber Symposium.

He states that Texas Governor Greg Abbott supports a forensic audit in his state and he wants to know the truth.

Seth Keshel also told the War Room crowd that he believes five US Senate seats were stolen from the GOP in the 2020 election.

Watch the interview here:

In July, State Rep. Steve Toth has introduced legislation along with 15 other Republicans that would require Gov. Greg Abbott to hire an outside expert to conduct a forensic audit of counties with populations greater than 415,000, the Hill reported.

Texas has 13 counties with populations greater than 415,000 residents and President Biden “won 10 of them.”

“We need a forensic audit to uncover all the voter fraud,” Toth said in a statement. “Texans want to know more about the claims of voter fraud and deserve to have confidence in their elections.”

Seth Keshel at the Cyber Symposium: Texas audit bill soon to have full endorsement

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