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Appeals court upholds Texas Gov. Abbott's order to limit mail-in ballot drop-off locations

This means people with mail-in ballots still only have one drop-off location in the county they live in.

AUSTIN, Texas — A federal appeals court upheld Gov. Greg Abbott's order limiting counties to one drop-off location Monday night, according to KVUE's media partners at the Austin American-Statesman. This means people with mail-in ballots still only have one drop-off location in their county.

The three judges reportedly ruled the Texas governor did not suppress voter rights but instead expanded them because he's now allowing drop-offs before Election Day. 

This comes after a federal judge blocked Gov. Abbott's order restricting Texas counties to just one drop-off location. Texas counties were then blocked from setting up multiple drop-off locations for absentee ballots due to a temporary order from the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals. 

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The governor tweeted after the ruling, writing in part, "Critics were clearly clueless about the legality of my action and simply voiced prejudicial political opinions."

For a list of mail-in ballot drop-off locations in Central Texas, click here

Early voting begins on Oct. 13.  

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