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Texas 2020 Elections

Voters, voting rights groups sue Gov. Greg Abbott over order to close ballot drop-off locations

In two separate federal lawsuits filed on behalf of older voters, groups including the Texas and National Leagues of United Latin American Citizens, the League of Women Voters of Texas and the Texas Alliance for Retired Americans asked that the federal courts overturn the governor’s order, which forced Travis and Harris counties — two of the state’s most important Democratic strongholds — to shutter a number of drop-off sites they had already opened this week.

A ballot drop-off location in Austin on Oct. 1, 2020, where voters can safely hand deliver their ballots by Election Day.

Voting in Texas

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