Masks now required to vote in Texas?

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Jbob04
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Looks like a judge over ruled Abbott's no mask while voting exemption.

https://www.statesman.com/news/20201028/us-judge-requires-face-masks-in-all-texas-polling-locations
AlexNguyen
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"The exemption, Pulliam ruled, violates the Voting Rights Act "because it creates a discriminatory burden on Black and Latino voters."
The pandemic has disproportionately affected minorities, placing them at higher risk of severe illness and death and forcing them to make "the unfortunate choice required between voting and minimizing their risk" of exposure under Abbott's poll exemption, the judge wrote.
"This discriminatory effect can be eliminated, or at least mitigated, if all people wear masks at polling sites," Pulliam wrote."

WTF?!
Rapier108
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Idiot judge. Clearly one got past Trump's selection process.
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The exemption, Pulliam ruled, violates the Voting Rights Act "because it creates a discriminatory burden on Black and Latino voters."
"If you will not fight for right when you can easily win without blood shed; if you will not fight when your victory is sure and not too costly; you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a precarious chance of survival. There may even be a worse case. You may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves." - Sir Winston Churchill
Gyles Marrett
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failing to see how a federal judge can overrule the governor's order here. makes zero sense.
ChiefKiefton
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Don't care. Some random judge's opinion doesn't matter to me.
IDaggie06
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I will not be wearing a mask to vote in Harris county. They will have to have the police escort me out.
YouBet
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More overt racism by liberals against brown people.
TomFoolery
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AlexNguyen said:

"The exemption, Pulliam ruled, violates the Voting Rights Act "because it creates a discriminatory burden on Black and Latino voters."
The pandemic has disproportionately affected minorities, placing them at higher risk of severe illness and death and forcing them to make "the unfortunate choice required between voting and minimizing their risk" of exposure under Abbott's poll exemption, the judge wrote.
"This discriminatory effect can be eliminated, or at least mitigated, if all people wear masks at polling sites," Pulliam wrote."

WTF?!


I thought we had mail in voting to mitigate that risk
thisguy05
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Now let him enforce it!
Tony Franklins Other Shoe
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Didn't wear mine while voting. Not going to wear it when I vote tomorrow and also when I vote on 11/3.
bmks270
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Liberal logic.

I'm requiring a mask to save the minorities...?


Requiring a Mask is Voter suppression.
BadMoonRisin
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too late. already voted in person rawdog. and no one gave me anything but a stare here and there.
Secolobo
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Another failure of quotas.
Can I go to sleep Looch?
Jbob04
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I'm still not wearing one either but it pisses me off that a judge can overrule a governors order.
jagged
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IDaggie06 said:

I will not be wearing a mask to vote in Harris county. They will have to have the police escort me out.
lookout. We've got a badass over here.
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As much as I hate masks and think it's stupid. I wore a mask to vote in respect for the people working that are all wearing masks and face shields day after day.

They also handed out a food service glove to put on your voting hand.

It's not a big deal. Go vote. Use hand sanitizer or a wipe if you're that worried about it.

Go Vote!!!
Corn Pop
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Voted yesterday with no mask in Aggieland. Judge can GFT
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I voted about 4 feet from exit door, but was forced to walk all the way across the room down a covid path in the other direction to exit out that same door.

Volunteers looked like complete degenerate libs. They said "exit is that way" pointing to a wall with no doors, then I walked towards that wall and back around to exit the doors right beside them.
barnyard1996
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I wore a gaiter to early vote at the east montgomery county courthouse. The very old lady said "sir, unless you are here to rob us, you can take that silly thing off.
AggieKeith15
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So it's not voter suppression when someone is disallowed to vote when they have a mask below their nose? Lol, okay.

Evil and idiotic.
Gilligan
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Person walks in and casts <insert pronoun of choice> vote with a mask on.

Walks out, changes shirt and mask and votes again.

Rinse and repeat...
AlexNguyen
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Frankly judicial activism (and yes this is an example in my opinion) makes me trust our societal institutions that much less. Tyranny from an appointed official writing rules from his bench, though pernicious compared to an executive acting dictatorially, is no less infuriating.

This can not stand.
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IDaggie06 said:

I will not be wearing a mask to vote in Harris county. They will have to have the police escort me out.


Just suck it up and vote. I agree with your stance but in this case your vote is too important.
Ag with kids
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Voted with no mask here on N Padre Island.

They gave us Q-tips to use on the touch screen. Seemed to work well.
AlexNguyen
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Van Buren Boy said:

IDaggie06 said:

I will not be wearing a mask to vote in Harris county. They will have to have the police escort me out.


Just suck it up and vote. I agree with your stance but in this case your vote is too important.
I say get the 5th Court of Appeals to grant an emergency staying order. And if it doesn't come, the governor should be prepared to disobey the order and be very public about it.
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Gilligan said:

As much as I hate masks and think it's stupid. I wore a mask to vote in respect for the people working that are all wearing masks and face shields day after day.

They also handed out a food service glove to put on your voting hand.

It's not a big deal. Go vote. Use hand sanitizer or a wipe if you're that worried about it.

Go Vote!!!
I don't get this. They can't respect the fact that you don't want to wear a mask? What about the people who've fought and died for our freedoms? I respect them by not bowing down to Comrade Abbott.
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Voted this morning. Didn't wear a mask. No one said anything.

Donald J. Trump is STILL The President of the United States.

CNN is an enemy of the state and should be treated as such.
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If the masks work, why the social distancing? If the social distancing works, why the masks?

Even in my little burg, polling workers had masks on and arrows on the floor to provide for social distancing. Plus hand sanitizer. I used a paper ballot and the pencil I used went into a separate bin and not returned to the polling table until sanitized. There was also a mix-up with the lady at the end thinking I was going to vote electronically at first and she put a Q-tip and "I voted" sticker out. A Q-tip?

This is all so ridiculous.
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F*** that judge for forcing me to defend King Abbott's right to issue the order as stated.

F*** him to hell.

I'm going to vote this afternoon and will not be wearing a muzzle while I do it. Judge be damned.
" 'People that read with pictures think that it's simply about a mask.' - Dana Loesch" - Ban Cow Gas
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Gilligan said:

As much as I hate masks and think it's stupid. I wore a mask to vote in respect for the people working that are all wearing masks and face shields day after day.

They also handed out a food service glove to put on your voting hand.

It's not a big deal. Go vote. Use hand sanitizer or a wipe if you're that worried about it.

Go Vote!!!
3/5 of the people checking voters in last week when I early voted weren't wearing masks or face shields. That said, I don't live in a liberal pearl clutching county
Ukraine Gas Expert
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Voted Monday, no mask. Felt like a boss
ttha_aggie_09
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I was the only one not wearing a mask when I voted. No one said a thing but I got a lot of bad looks and some good ones.
aggietony2010
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Literally every person had to pull down their masks to be ID'd at my polling place in Harris County. But I had to go vote at a special station (literally the same distance from all the others) because I didn't wear a mask. Meanwhile everyone is reaching into the same non-sterile basket of finger condoms (unwrapped) with the hands they've been touching their masks with the whole time they were waiting in line.

Science!
GMaster0
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Well there goes the Trump supporters, they are not supposed to wear masks.

Game....blouses.
jefe95
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The mental gymnastics of that ruling is something to behold.

Requiring an ID is bad. Requiring a mask is not bad. What?

What if they can;t afford a mask?

Isn;t this a poll tax?

They can still wear a mask if they choose, it's just not required.
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