September 25, 2020

Texas Retirees Secure Victory in Voting Rights Case; Will Reduce Unnecessary Health Risks

Statement of Richard Fiesta, Executive Director of the Alliance for Retired Americans, regarding today’s federal court decision striking down H.B. 25 which outlawed straight party voting in Texas:

“Today’s ruling is a victory for democracy and common sense. Allowing people to cast a straight party ticket ballot means older voters can get in and out of their polling place more quickly.

“Seniors are at the highest risk from COVID-19, and should not be required to stand in unnecessarily lengthy lines at the polls.”

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A copy of the federal District Court Order is available here.

The Texas Alliance for Retired Americans is a plaintiff in this case. It is a state affiliate of the national Alliance for Retired Americans and has more than 146,000 members statewide.

CONTACT: Lisa Cutler, 

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