Texas attorney general appeals mail-in ballot drop-off ruling

AUSTIN, Texas — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton filed an appeal Saturday against a ruling late Friday that halted enforcement of a state order allowing only one drop-off location for mail-in ballots.Paxton filed an emergency motion for a stay of earlier Friday’s ruling in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit.County election offices had been prohibited from having more than one in-person drop-off location for mail-in ballots since Gov. Greg Abbott issued an executive order on Oct. 1.“The district court’s order undermines our election security, disrupts the democratic process, and wil…

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