Abbott sued to block order limiting ballot drop-off sites

AUSTIN, Texas — Two civil and voting rights groups have sued Texas Gov. Greg Abbott in federal court, arguing that his day-old order limiting counties to one mail-in ballot drop-off location was an unreasonable burden on voting rights.Making such a late change — closing multiple drop-off sites that had been advertised for weeks in Travis and Harris counties in particular — will lead to voter confusion and undermine public confidence in the Nov. 3 election, the lawsuit argued.“In the midst of an election that is already underway, forcing such new burdens on voters who relied on a different set …

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