Ballot Box Restriction Stays in Place in Texas

Ballot Box Restriction Stays in Place in Texas

October 11, 2020, 12:39 AM

Texas voters are back to facing limits on places to drop off their absentee ballots while a federal appeals court considers whether Republican Gov. Greg Abbot violated voting rights by his decision to provide Texas voters with only one ballot drop-off location per county for the Nov. 3 presidential election.

Late Saturday the appeals court lifted an injunction granted Friday by U.S. District Judge Robert Pitman.

Abbott said the limit on ballot boxes was meant to discourage voter fraud. His order was issued after multiple ballot box locations had been set up and the dropping off of ballots had begun.

Pitman wrote in his 46-page decision, “By limiting ballot return centers to one per county, older and disabled voters living in Texas's largest and most populous counties must travel further distances to more crowded ballot return centers where they would be at an increased risk of being infected by the coronavirus in order to exercise their right to vote and have it counted.”

Voting rights activists have argued that Abbott’s decision was a move to suppress the vote.

The U.S. has a long history of absentee ballot voting, but this year Republican President Donald Trump and Republican lawmakers have vehemently opposed it.

Original Article

CHECK OUT THE LATEST AMERICAN SUNRISE SHOW

DON'T MISS THE LATEST EDITION OF WAR ROOM WITH STEVE BANNON

WATCH THE LATEST STEVE GRUBER SHOW

WATCH TPUSA'S THE PEOPLE'S CONVENTION DAY 3

CHECK OUT THIS WEEK'S COWBOY LOGIC BARN PARTY

PRESIDENT TRUMP SPEAKS AT COMMUNITY ROUND TABLE IN DETRIOT TODAY AT 4PM ET.

JOIN OUR LIVE COVERAGE OF PRESIDENT TRUMP AT CLUB 47 USA MEETING

CATCH THE LATEST AMERICA'S VOICE LIVE SHOW

STAY UPDATED WITH THE LATEST RAV SPECIAL REPORT

JOIN OUR LIVE COVERAGE OF THE YOUNG WOMEN'S LEADERSHIP SUMMIT TODAY AT 11:30 AM EDT. - YWLS 2024

WATCH CHASE THE VOTE - A LIVE TOWN HALL WITH PRESIDENT TRUMP

JOIN US IN LIVE CHAT 24/7 ON RUMBLE

JOIN US ON OUR 24/7 LIVE RUMBLE STREAM