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Texas is a 'voter suppression' state and one of the hardest places to vote. Will it help Trump win?

the Texas Civil Rights Project
the Texas Democratic party
US Postal Service
the Brennan Center for Justice
the Center for Election Innovation and Research
Texas A&M
Prairie View A&M University
Texas A&M University
the Houston Chronicle

Alexandra Villarreal
Cynthia Riley
Rose Clouston
Louis Bedford IV
Orlando Garcia
MJ Hegar
John Cornyn
Brittany Perry
Brian Rowland
Raven Atkinson
Alan Vera
Donald Trump’s
Clarissa Martínez
Joe Biden


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Prairie View

the United States
Harris county
Washington DC
Waller county

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Long lines, voter intimidation, voting machine malfunctions and other issues afflicted almost 278,000 Texans during the midterm election in 2018, according to the Texas Civil Rights Project.Most recently, Harris county – by far Texas’s most populous county, which includes Houston and has the most Covid-19 cases and fatalities in the state – became embroiled in a court battle with the Texas attorney general over whether the county clerk can even send mail-in ballot applications to all voters (a state district judge’s recent decision says he can, but the Texas supreme court blocked him from doing so “until further order” as the state appeals).From antiquated voter registration practices to a controversial voter ID law, “Republicans have spent the better part of the last two decades” finding ways to challenge Texas voters, said Rose Clouston, voter protection director for the Texas Democratic party. Unlike in 21 states and Washington DC, there is no same-day voter registration; to participate in the presidential election this November, voters must register roughly a month in advance.Texas also doesn’t provide online voter registration – a critical difference from the vast majority of states – which means residents either have to risk an in-person interaction or rely on the beleaguered US Postal Service to deliver their applications.“Voter suppression is encapsulated in every part of voting in the state,” said Louis Bedford IV, an election protection legal fellow with the Texas Civil Rights Project. During the last midterm election, the school continued to field issues, from a voter registration dispute to allegations of voter suppression.“It’s continued to be that: this cloud of, ‘what is it about Waller county not wanting Prairie View students to have the right to vote?’” Rowland said.At Texas A&M University, one of the state’s gargantuan public schools, the early voting location is hard to find, there has been a change of venue for the polls on election day this year and the pandemic presents even more challenges to disseminating information about where to vote, said Raven Atkinson, a senior studying political science.She expects long lines that will especially affect student workers, who “don’t have time to be waiting hours to vote”.

As said here by Alexandra Villarreal