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US District Judge Blocks Texas From Eliminating Straight Ticket Voting

US District Judge
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US District Judge blocks Texas from eliminating straight-ticket voting. Straight ticket voting allows for choosing one party’s entire group of candidates. The election is in six weeks from now. Most states do not approve straight-ticket voting. Texas has the option for Straight-Ticket voting for years but Republican Governor Greg Abbott opposes it. The opposing results in removing the option of straight-ticket voting in 2020. The step takes enforcement through a GOP controlled legislature. The legislature debates the change would assist voters to cut down-ballot races and make informed decisions. Democrats put over the change in March, indicating the long lines in Houston how voters ave to wait for long. Also talking about how the law affects Black and Latino voters in urban countries where longer ballot makes tedious long wait. US Judge Mariana Garcia Marmolejo says amid COVID-19, claiming 15000 lives alone in texas. The opinion goes risk shouldn’ be taken by longer waiting time.

US District Judge: Texas has a rough time

Texas’ law around voting during a pandemic is confusing as per Marmolejo. She adds administering in-person voting is not as convenient as in the past. It is about running an efficient electoral process giving Texan’s a safer environment to cast votes. Republican Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton took his time responding to the law. However, the case is to get approval. Garcia explains the voting machines’ changes are difficult till Nov. 3. The lawsuit has filed in federal court with the Texas border in Laredo. Abbott signs the law opposing straight-ticket voting in 2017. 2017 is the same year Trump won by 9 points. However, the exact election witnesses Houston and Dallas shifting in Democrats’ favor. By expelling more local GOP officeholders. The lawsuit is one of the numerous voting counters filed in by Democrats. Republicans are of the opposite opinion and want explained mail-in voting in Texas. The Supreme Court to see if Harris County could send mail-in voting applications for 2 million voters.

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