Conservatives, GOP candidates sue to block extension of early voting in Texas

AUSTIN, Texas — Conservative leaders and two Republican candidates have filed suit to block Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s order that added six days of early voting for the November election as a pandemic-inspired safety measure. The extension, they argued, must be struck down as a violation of the Texas Constitution and state law. “This draconian order is contrary to the Texas spirit and invades the liberties the people of Texas protected in the Constitution,” the lawsuit argued. “If the courts allow this invasion of liberty, today’s circumstances will set a precedent for the future, forever weakenin...


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