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College Democrats in Texas Trying to Bring More Voting Booths to Campus With Lawsuit

College Democrats in Texas Trying to Bring More Voting Booths to Campus With Lawsuit

“in the hopes a judge will hit the pause button on a law they claim suppresses the youth vote”

Democrats are targeting Texas for 2020 and they’re getting help from their college supporters.

Newsweek reports:

Texas College Democrats Aim to Bring More Voting Booths to Campuses by Suing Secretary of State

The Texas College Democrats have sued Secretary of State Ruth Hughs in the hopes a judge will hit the pause button on a law they claim suppresses the youth vote.

“College students across the state have traditionally relied on temporary polling locations to cast their votes,” the Texas College Democrats said in a statement. “HB 1888 has threatened the livelihood of civic engagement across Texas campuses.”

At the center of the lawsuit, which was filed Tuesday, is HB 1888, a recent law that requires all temporary polling places to be open for the entire length of early voting. This requirement, the lawsuit claims, is problematic for college voters because some campuses don’t have the resources to keep a polling place open for two full weeks.

Mobile voting sites at five schools, including the University of Texas at Arlington and Rice University, that were open to voters during the 2018 elections are no longer available in 2019, according to the lawsuit. This contributed to a decrease in voter turnout this year because college students lacked transportation to get to permanent polling locations, the suit says.

At the University of Texas at Austin, where a polling location was set up in 2018, voter turnout among registered students for the midterm elections was 42 percentage points higher than in 2014, according to the school. Kassie Phebillo, a doctoral student at UT Austin’s Moody College of Communication, credited the increase in voter engagement to student-led efforts to make voting easy and accessible.

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AlexanderYpsilantis | November 28, 2019 at 11:56 am

Dems trying to promote voter cheating, so what else is new? It’s the only way they can win elections, voter fraud and ballot harvesting.

I’m sure there are people without the legal ability to drive here in Texas. Those who have lost their licenses, or never had one. Those who arrived by public transportation within the past week or two. Maybe one or two other people. People don’t reside in Texas without vehicular transportation, either personal (the vast majority) or public. Even my semi-rural to rural county has a county wide on-call bus service for those who have no other option for vehicular travel. This claim that kids don’t have transportation to get to polling places is BS, but if they filed in Moscow on the Colorado (aka Austin) they will likely find a Judge willing to ignore reality. Unlikely the appeals process will sustain a finding that there is a paucity of transportation.

Wisconsin has 10k more voters than registered. College students actually told by various faculty members how to vote twice for socialism. And Orange Man Bad.

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