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Thu Mar 19, 2020, 11:47 AM

Greg Abbott has issued a Proclamation Allowing Postponement of Local Elections Until Nov 3rd

Tarrant County Democratic Party posted this on fb.

The move comes after Abbott issued a disaster declaration over the pandemic that paved the way for him to suspend parts of the state’s election code to allow for postponements. Notably, individual municipalities will still have to act to postpone their elections, but Abbott urged officials to move them to November.

"I strongly encourage local election officials to take advantage of these waivers and postpone their elections until November," Abbott said in a statement. "Right now, the state's focus is responding to COVID-19 — including social distancing and avoiding large gatherings. By delaying this election, our local election officials can assist in that effort."

Abbott’s proclamation comes on the heels of Texas Democrats’ request for the state to consider a universal voting-by-mail contingency plan for the upcoming elections, including the May 26 runoff that Abbott has not yet issued guidance on. The proposal would mark a massive expansion of voting by mail, which has been fairly limited in Texas. To be eligible under typical circumstances, a voter has to be 65 years or older, have a disability or illness, be out of the county during the election period, or be confined in jail.

https://www.texastribune.org/2020/03/18/coronavirus-could-postpone-texas-municipal-elections-until-november/



So, shut down elections meanwhile Texas schools remain open.

We have a senatorial runoff, so How will it be determined who is Cornyn's challenger?

Will Abbott draw their names out of a hat?

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Reply Greg Abbott has issued a Proclamation Allowing Postponement of Local Elections Until Nov 3rd (Original post)
MagickMuffin Mar 19 OP
DarthDem Mar 19 #1
Faux pas Mar 19 #2
FarPoint Mar 19 #3
HarlanPepper Mar 19 #7
FarPoint Mar 19 #8
HarlanPepper Mar 19 #9
FarPoint Mar 19 #10
milestogo Mar 19 #11
HarlanPepper Mar 19 #12
milestogo Mar 19 #13
uponit7771 Mar 19 #16
NYC Liberal Mar 19 #17
uponit7771 Mar 19 #18
TwilightZone Mar 19 #4
MagickMuffin Mar 19 #6
marble falls Mar 19 #5
Retrograde Mar 19 #14
Trailrider1951 Mar 19 #15

Response to MagickMuffin (Original post)

Thu Mar 19, 2020, 11:50 AM

1. Sounds like he's powerless to do that.

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Response to MagickMuffin (Original post)

Thu Mar 19, 2020, 11:50 AM

2. EFFER

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Response to MagickMuffin (Original post)

Thu Mar 19, 2020, 11:50 AM

3. I'm sensing..

We won't have a November Election

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Response to FarPoint (Reply #3)

Thu Mar 19, 2020, 12:21 PM

7. Yes we will.

 

Take a break from DU. It’ll do you some good.

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Response to HarlanPepper (Reply #7)

Thu Mar 19, 2020, 12:30 PM

8. I find your recommendation...

Out of Order

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Response to FarPoint (Reply #8)

Thu Mar 19, 2020, 12:31 PM

9. I'm sorry you feel that way.

 

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Response to HarlanPepper (Reply #9)

Thu Mar 19, 2020, 12:33 PM

10. I doubt that ...

N/T....I also sense I may be quite on target. Getting attention and direction to not post here on DU could suggest I have stumbled into a valid point.

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Response to HarlanPepper (Reply #9)

Thu Mar 19, 2020, 01:03 PM

11. That is a classic passive-aggressive response.

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Response to milestogo (Reply #11)

Thu Mar 19, 2020, 01:04 PM

12. I'm sorry you feel that way.

 

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Response to HarlanPepper (Reply #12)

Thu Mar 19, 2020, 01:05 PM

13. That is a classic passive-aggressive response.

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Response to FarPoint (Reply #3)

Thu Mar 19, 2020, 01:13 PM

16. THANK YOU !!! There people who still put this past republicans and Red Don

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Response to uponit7771 (Reply #16)

Thu Mar 19, 2020, 01:16 PM

17. So red states won't hold elections. Blue states will.

Then Trump and the GOP lose in landslides.

Doesn’t sound like a great strategy for them.

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Response to NYC Liberal (Reply #17)

Thu Mar 19, 2020, 01:31 PM

18. Well yes .. they're that stupid ... seriously .. that stupid

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Response to TwilightZone (Reply #4)

Thu Mar 19, 2020, 12:03 PM

6. I went to the first link and there are a lot of missing schools


I did not see any listings for Birdville (which has several school districts) or for Fort Worth ISD.


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Response to MagickMuffin (Original post)

Thu Mar 19, 2020, 12:02 PM

5. Thats reasonable. And from an extremely unreasonable man.

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Response to MagickMuffin (Original post)

Thu Mar 19, 2020, 01:10 PM

14. My town - not in Texas - has a special election in May

got a flyer last week explaining that it's all mail-in, no polling places will be open. TBF, they did the same thing the last time this issue was up for a vote: it's a lot cheaper for a 1 item election than finding and staffing polling places all over town.

If it works in California why can't it work in Texas?

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Response to Retrograde (Reply #14)

Thu Mar 19, 2020, 01:13 PM

15. Because GOP Assholes

I am soooo glad I moved away from Texas! Mail-in voting works great in Washington State, too.

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