Texas judge blocks Abbott order limiting ballot drop sites

AUSTIN, Texas — A Travis County state judge issued an injunction Thursday blocking enforcement of Gov. Greg Abbott’s order limiting counties to one mail-in ballot drop-off location.The ruling was based on a lawsuit that raised state law claims and was separate from a similar federal court ruling that briefly blocked Abbott’s order before it was placed on hold by the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals earlier this week.State District Judge Tim Sulak, who presided over a hearing on the matter Tuesday, sent lawyers a letter Thursday saying he will issue a temporary injunction to block Abbott’s Oct…

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