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Gov. Abbott Attack on Texas Drop Boxes not About Election Security, but GOP Political Insecurity

October 1, 2020

***For Immediate Release***

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

October 1, 2020

Contact: Kate Stotesbery

202-494-4620

 

Gov. Abbott Attack on Texas Drop Boxes not About Election Security, but GOP Political Insecurity

Washington, D.C. – This afternoon, U.S. Representative Lloyd Doggett (D-TX) released the following statement regarding Governor Abbott’s order today requiring counties to close multiple locations where voters can drop off completed mail-in ballots:

“With this outrageous act of voter suppression, Abbott shows his real concern is not drop boxes, but more and more voters dropping Trump and his enablers. Trump attacks mailboxes; Abbott attacks drop boxes. Just as he previously ignored medical science, overruling local leaders and exposing Texans to virus dangers, he is now restricting an opportunity to vote safely. Afraid of accountability—relentlessly suppressing the vote—this move will backfire as more voters are determined to be heard. This sabotage is not about election security; it is about Republican political insecurity. With over a month to return your ballot, voting by mail remains the safest way to participate.”

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