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Texas making it harder for residents to vote, claims report

Texas making it harder for residents to vote, claims report

A report by civil rights group The Leadership Conference Education Fund shows 750 polls had been closed across Texas since 2012, making it difficult for people to vote. Analysts suggest the closures could exacerbate Texas’s already low voter turnout rates, aiding the incumbent Republicans. In 2012, there was one polling place for every 4,000 residents; by 2018 this dropped to one per 7,700.

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Jim Boi
Jim Boi 6 months

Correct me if I’m wrong but don’t the counties decide where to put the poll stations?

Mitchell Covington
Mitchell Covington 6 months

I’m not understanding how having less voting places helps republicans. Granted, I live in Iowa, so it may be different in Texas, but here, the larger cities tend to be very democratic (I imagine the voting centers are just fine to get to) meanwhile I had to drive an hour to go vote last time, because I’m a rural republican. If anything it seems like it’s harder for the people in the sticks, who usually vote republican, to get to their voting centers. Please correct me if I’m wrong though.

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