Texas Gov Sued Over Removal Of Ballot Drop Boxes

The Wall Street Journal reports:

Civil-rights and voter-advocacy groups have filed a federal lawsuit seeking to block an order by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott that dramatically reduced the number of drop-off locations for mail ballots.

The lawsuit filed late Thursday could be the first of many legal challenges against Mr. Abbott’s order that assigns just one drop-off location in each of Texas’ 254 counties and allows poll watchers to observe ballot deliveries. The order, which took effect Friday, shutters dozens of sites statewide, including in Texas’ largest cities and Democratic strongholds.

The Republican governor said the order is needed to ensure election security—echoing calls from President Trump for his supporters to keep close watch on mail-in voting, but Democrats blasted it as blatant voter suppression.