The Texas Tribune reports:
Texas counties may collect mail-in ballots at only one location, a federal appeals court ruled late Monday, once again upholding an order from Gov. Greg Abbott that restricts voting options.
Abbott in July acted to lengthen the early voting period and allow voters to deliver completed absentee ballots in person for longer than the normal period. But after large Democratic counties including Harris and Travis established several sites where voters could deliver their ballots, Abbott ordered Oct. 1 that they would be limited to one.
A number of civil rights groups sued in at least four lawsuits, calling the order an act of voter suppression that would disproportionately impact low-income voters, voters with disabilities, older voters and voters of color in Democratic counties.
Abbott did a victory lap on Fox just now.
‘Critics were clearly clueless,’ Texas Gov. Abbott praises court ruling on mail-in ballotshttps://t.co/ll9rKqsQnq
— Fox News (@FoxNews) October 13, 2020