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Texas Must Defend Voting Restrictions in Federal Government Suit

May 25, 2022, 7:01 PM

A challenge to a Texas law imposing new restrictions on assisted voting and vote-by-mail applications will advance, after a federal judge in the state said the federal government plausibly alleged that the law violates the Voting Rights Act and the Civil Rights Act.

The federal government adequately alleged that the Texas law’s limitation on the type of assistance that disabled voters can receive is in conflict with the Voting Rights Act’s guarantee that such voters can receive assistance from the person of their choice, Judge Xavier Rodriguez of the US District Court for the Western District of Texas said Tuesday. ...