Demand that Texas Gov. Greg Abbott discontinue active attempts to suppress votes!

Demand that Texas Gov. Greg Abbott discontinue active attempts to suppress votes!

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Karey Goforth started this petition to Texas State House and

Please stand with me and demand that the Governor of Texas stand down from the obvious anti-American voter suppression. 

"Gov. Greg Abbott threw the weight of his office Thursday behind Republican efforts to limit options for Texas voters who want to hand-deliver their completed absentee ballots for the November election..." ~ Emma Platoff wrote in the Texas Tribune.

https://www.texastribune.org/2020/10/01/greg-abbott-texas-vote-mail/

Governor Abbott has sent out a proclamation to all counties, directing them to provide just 1 ballot drop off location per county.  The largest county within the state would be Harris County, which includes Houston.  This county is roughly 1,700 square miles and was previously allotted 11 ballot drop off locations. 

He is actively attempting to block the vote of minorities, seniors and those with disabilities.  It also opens the doors to voter intimidation during a time when the president is calling on white supremacist groups to 'stand by' (openly said in debate earlier this week), which could lead to possible violence at the polls.  

So the options now are:

1) Vote in-person which risks illness and possibly death from COVID-19, if not actual violence.

2) Mail in the ballot and hope the USPS delivers it on time

3) Possibly drive up to 3 hours to drop off your ballot...which is tantamount to a poll tax.

This is flagrantly unconstitutional and must stop immediately.  Please help me to educate our fellow Texans and those within other states whose governors may feel led to take the same action as Greg Abbott.

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