Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s decision to limit each Texas county to one drop-off location for mail ballots is the most transparently despicable act in his entire career in public life. Harris County, the state’s most populous county, spans 1,777 square miles. Voters in the town of Tomball would have to drive over 30 miles (35 minutes or more) to drop off ballots. It’s hard to imagine a more naked effort to discourage voting, particularly in Democratic bastions.
Maybe he’ll get away with it. But we should remember. In the meantime, this writer urges everyone to call the Governor’s office at (800) 843-5789 or (512) 463-1782 to express his or her views.