Thursday, October 1, 2020

Fifth Circuit Eliminates Straight-Ticket Device for Texas for 2020

Ballot Access News

On September 30, the Fifth Circuit stayed the opinion of the U.S. District Court in Texas Alliance for Retired Americans v Hughs, 20-40643. The U.S. District Court had ordered Texas to use the straight-ticket device for the 2020 election, but the Fifth Circuit stayed that order. Therefore, the 2017 bill abolishing the device (starting in 2020) will be the policy. Thanks to Jim Riley for this news. Here is the eight-page order.

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