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Wed Sep 11, 2019, 01:03 PM

Texas Leads the Nation in Polling Place Closures Since 2013

A new research report by the Leadership Conference Education Fund reveals that Texas topped the nation in shutting down polling sites since 2013 something the civil-rights group warns is likely to disenfranchise voters.

According to the study, 750 Texas polling sites have closed since the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the portion of the 1965 Voting Rights Act requiring state and local governments with histories of discrimination to get federal approval before changing voting rules.

Indeed, Texas' total accounts for nearly half of the total U.S. closures since the high court's 2013 decision. What's more, 14 Texas counties have removed 50% or more of their polling locations since then.

The report comes amid renewed concern from voting-rights groups that the Lone Star State hasn't shaken a long and shameful history of voter suppression.

https://www.sacurrent.com/the-daily/archives/2019/09/11/texas-leads-the-nation-in-polling-place-closures-since-2013

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Wed Sep 11, 2019, 01:15 PM

1. It is a part of a bigger strategy...

that we have to contend with prior to the election. It is not just Texas, of course, it is widespread GOP manipulation.

I have reposted this relevant link when articles relate.

https://www.democraticunderground.com/1017552677

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