Texas GOP asks state Supreme Court to trash over 117,000 votes

Texas GOP asks state Supreme Court to trash over 117,000 votes
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A Texas Republican legislator and three other GOP members have asked the state Supreme Court to throw out over 117,000 votes collected in drive-thru early voting centers in Harris County, a state Democratic stronghold.

The Republicans allege that the centers violate state laws requiring voters to submit their own ballots and that the expansion of drive-thru voting sites in Harris County "amounts to an illegal expansion of curbside voting," according to Forbes.

A Texas Republican legislator and three other GOP members have asked the state Supreme Court to throw out over 117,000 votes collected in drive-thru early voting centers in Harris County, a state Democratic stronghold.

The Republicans allege that the centers violate state laws requiring voters to submit their own ballots and that the expansion of drive-thru voting sites in Harris County "amounts to an illegal expansion of curbside voting," according to Forbes.

Democrats believe that Texas has enough Democratic voters to possibly turn the state blue. As such, it's no wonder that state Governor Greg Abbott got the state Supreme Court to approve of his last-minute plan to restrict drop-off ballot boxes to just one per county, regardless of each county's size or population.

Democratic voters are largely expected to vote early and use drop-off voting to help avoid contracting COVID-19 at in-person polling places on Election Day.

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