Just in case we forgot that we are still battling for voter rights in many places around this country.
Courtesy of the Texas Tribune:
In two separate federal lawsuits filed on behalf of older voters, groups including the Texas and National Leagues of United Latin American Citizens, the League of Women Voters of Texas and the Texas Alliance for Retired Americans asked that the federal courts overturn the governor’s order, which forced Travis and Harris counties — two of the state’s most important Democratic strongholds — to shutter a number of drop-off sites they had already opened this week.
Voting rights advocates and civic groups have filed two separate federal lawsuits to block Republican Gov. Greg Abbott’s last-minute order that allows Texas counties to provide no more than one drop-off location for voters casting absentee ballots.
“The impact of this eleventh-hour decisions is momentous, targets Texas’ most vulnerable voters—older voters, and voters with disabilities—and results in wild variations in access to absentee voting drop-off locations depending on the county a voter resides in,” attorneys in the LULAC suit argued. “It also results in predictable disproportionate impacts on minority communities that already hit hardest by the COVID-19 crisis.”
We need to keep our eye on the ball.
Even though it appears that Trump is at least temporarily incapacitated there is still a concerted effort in this country to steal this election and we need to stay laser-focused on making sure that does not happen.