You might recall the efforts by Texas Republicans to falsify the vote count on the controversial abortion bill earlier this week.
Of particular note are the following two screenshots taken from the Texas Legislature Online site. At 12:54 a.m. Wednesday morning the site showed SB-5 as having been passed on “6-26-13″ or after the legislative deadline of midnight:
And at 1:04 a.m. the listing was changed to sh0w the vote occurred before midnight:
At the time, the Statesman.com out of Austin, Texas, reports that Senator Wendy Davis (D-Fort Worth) told a crowd outside the Senate door that she did not believe that the vote was proper and predicted a court challenge. Davis told reporters that her effort to filibuster the bill was worth it even if the results were ambiguous at best and went on to note that “Constitutionally, we are not to take votes or have any other action after midnight.”
Eventually Republicans conceded that the vote was too late, but questions still linger regarding the time changes online. That is until last night when Senator Davis confirmed during an interview with Anderson Cooper that the change in the online record was deliberate with the intention to deceive. Davis also noted that she expected that action to result in an investigation.
You can watch her interview below: