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Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Statement on Governor Abbott’s Proclamation Limiting Mail Ballot Drop-Off Locations

(Washington, DC) – Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) issued the following statement in response to Governor Greg Abbott’s proclamation that counties could only to designate one location to collect completed mail ballots: 

“Harris County is the third largest county in the United States; with a population of more than 4.5 million, it has more residents than 25 states.  Governor Abbott’s proclamation designating only one location per county to drop off mail ballots is voter suppression in action.  The right to vote is sacred.  As the late Congressman John Lewis often reminded us, it is the single most powerful tool we have in a democratic society.  Especially during this pandemic, our elected officials should be making it easier, not harder, for voters to cast their ballots safely and to participate in our democracy.”