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Texas Closed 100's of Polling Sites in Areas With Fast-Growing Black & Latino Populations

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This worsened TX’s already-low turnout rates in black and Latino areas. TX ranks high in states that closed the most polling locations since Supreme Court’s 2013 decision. “Closing polling places has cascading effects, leading to long lines at other polling places, transportation hurdles, denial of language assistance and other forms of in-person help, and mass confusion about where eligible voters may cast their ballot,” the Leadership Conference Education Fund said. “For many people, and particularly for voters of color, older voters, rural voters, and voters with disabilities, these burdens make it harder — and sometimes impossible — to vote.”

Democrat Julie Oliver running for Congress, said Texas is accelerating illegal racist voter suppression: “Ever since Jim Crow, Texas has restricted the right to vote. Those restrictions have explicitly targeted Black and Latino communities.”

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