Texas Gov wins newest courtroom battle of election drop-boxes
Texas Republicans have received the newest spherical in an ongoing courtroom battle over poll packing containers within the state.
On Saturday, a federal appeals courtroom granted a short lived keep that allow’s stand Republican Gov. Greg Abbott’s controversial one-box-per-county directive, at the very least for now.
Abbott’s directive — which hits hardest sprawling Harris County, dwelling to five million folks, together with residents of Houston — will proceed to be hashed out within the courts because the presidential election looms.
Harris County misplaced 11 poll drop-off websites underneath Abbott’s directive.
On Saturday, a decrease courtroom had blocked the order, which had shuttered dozens of mail poll drop-off websites weeks earlier than the November election.
Democrats and voting rights teams are pushing to permit county officers to just accept hand-delivered mail-in ballots at any county annex or satellite tv for pc workplace, CNN has reported.