LULAC Files Lawsuit To Stop Texas Governor Voting Rules Changes
Nation’s Oldest and Largest Latino Civil Rights Organization Says Republican Leader Is Trying to Suppress State’s Historic Hispanic Vote
Washington, DC - The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) says it has filed a lawsuit against Texas Governor Greg Abbott for ordering the removal of all but one drop-off location per county statewide for mail-in ballots.
Domingo Garcia - LULAC National President
“Governor Abbott's Executive Order to limit drop box locations reeks of the continued voter suppression and rigging of voter turnout by Republicans against all Texans in a pandemic. It is disgraceful, unlawful and the worst type of third world politics or something that you would expect in a country like Russia or China, not Texas or the United States. Today, LULAC announces that once again we are suing the Governor and the Republican establishment to protect the rights of every Texan to vote. Every fair-minded American who respects the Constitution should honor the right of all citizens to have their voice heard. Shame on Texas if it stands by and allows this to happen.”
Luis Roberto Vera, Jr. - General Counsel, League of United Latin American Citizens
“The rule right now allows a person to fill out his or her ballot and mail it in, drop it off at an early-polling site or at the Election Administrator’s office. You can also take it on November 3rd to the poll location. That’s the rule. He wants to change that and plain and simple, it’s another form of voter suppression. Saying no, you have to mail it in. He knows all the problems with the mail right now and the fact they cut back on the postal service machinery. Still, Governor Abbott is trying to force everybody to mail in their ballot knowing that there will be votes lost. The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that you cannot change the rules at the last minute. What Governor Abbott did is disgraceful.”
The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) is the nation’s largest and oldest civil rights volunteer-based organization that empowers Hispanic Americans and builds strong Latino communities. Headquartered in Washington, DC, with 1,000 councils around the United States and Puerto Rico, LULAC’s programs, services and advocacy address the most important issues for Latinos, meeting critical needs of today and the future. For more information, visit https://lulac.org/