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MSNBC 2 Oct 2020

Outcry As Texas Governor Slashes Number Of Ballot Drop Boxes

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Rachel Maddow reports on an abrupt order by Texas governor Greg Abbott to reduce the number of ballot drop boxes to one per county. Aired on 10/01/2020.


Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) is going to shut down absentee ballot drop-off locations across the state, leaving only one site per county. This decision will make it harder for senior citizens and disabled people to vote.
California's Secretary of State issued a cease-and-desist order, telling the state's GOP to remove illegal ballot drop boxes by Thursday. But, the party isn't backing down, citing the state's "ballot harvesting" law. CBS News campaign reporter Musadiq Bidar joined Elain Quijano to discuss.
The US Postal Service has warned that millions of mail-in votes may not arrive in time to be counted November 3, the Election Day.
States are scrambling to install ballot drop boxes to encourage early voting.
That is despite President Donald Trump's claims without evidence that mail-in voting will encourage fraud.
Al Jazeera's Alan Fisher reports from Maryland, US.
The California GOP is at the center of a national discussion after placing unauthorized ballot boxes in locations across the state. Earlier this week, the state's attorney general and secretary of state filed a cease-and-desist order for the removal of the unauthorized boxes, saying they are causing concerns over voter security. Co-writer of the California Playbook and reporter covering California politics at Politico, Jeremy B. White, joins CBSN with more on the brewing legal battle.

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