An open letter to State Governors & Legislatures (TX only)

Drop Off Location - Voter Suppression

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Governor Abbott, Your actions to restrict ballot drop off locations to one per county in Texas is a significant reduction in voter access, especially in Travis and Harris county. Your rationale (ballot security) does not pass scrutiny. Judge Lina Hidalgo of Harris County had this to say: "There is no reason for this decision to limit us to one drop-off location other than voter suppression." Calling the drop-off sites "secure" and "safe," Hidalgo urged Texas residents to consider, "If these leaders truly are doing right by you, why are they so afraid of you voting?" State Democratic party chair, Gilberto Hinojosa, labeled the step a "blatant voter suppression tactic". Additionally, the closures in Harris and Travis counties disproportionately impact persons of color bringing into question whether your action may have violated the 15th Amendment to the US Constitution, the 1965 Voting Rights Act, and other federal laws. I call on you to immediately rescind your order.

First sent on October 2, 2020 by Robert

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