Texas Voters Go to Primary Polls

Tens of thousands of mail-in ballots rejected. 

Turnout early Tuesday in the Lone Star State of Texas was lower than anticipated. A political scientist at Rice University said that turnout was on par for a Texas midterm election. 

Tens of thousands of mail-in ballots have been rejected under the new election laws passed by Texas. Governor Abbot signed the law last September after months of protesting that some in politics say are efforts to weaken minority turnout.  The new law states that only voters who are over age 65, disabled, out of town, or in jail on election day, can cast a mail-in ballot. In addition, voters must present identification on the mail-in envelope—driver’s license number or partial Social Security number—and they must match what is on the voter registration record. 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For wisdom for U.S. officials as they implement election reforms.
  • For state governors as they endeavor to protect voter rights.
  • For discernment for members of Congress as they consider federal election legislation.

Sources: Dallas Morning News, Newsmax


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