Texas is operating absentee voting drop-off sites on the theory McDonald’s would sell just as many burgers and fries if it had only one store in Harris County.

That kind of thinking pervades the state’s 2020 election machinery. Gov. Greg Abbott, who initially took some middle-ground positions on voting practices this year, has buckled to protests from fellow Republicans who have turned a few anecdotal cases of voter fraud into a vivid mythology of a democracy that runs just ahead of the hounds of corruption.

Ross Ramsey is executive editor and co-founder of The Texas Tribune. Contact him at rramsey@texastribune.org.

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I have seen, first hand, the devious balloting practices of Democrats, so don't go spouting your propaganda to me.


Please do share. Did you report these devious ballot practices to the authorities? Are they replacing official drop off boxes with ballot harvesting boxes like the Republicans are doing in CA?

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