The Texas Tribune recently covered Free Speech For People’s lawsuit challenging unsafe and unequal election practices in Texas. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of Mi Familia Vota, the Texas NAACP, and individual Texas voters seeking to ensure that Texas in-person voters will be able to cast their votes safely during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“In a wide-ranging federal lawsuit filed Thursday in San Antonio, Mi Familia Vota, the Texas NAACP and the voters claim the state’s current polling place procedures — including rules for early voting, the likelihood of long lines and Gov. Greg Abbott’s decision to not require voters to wear masks — place an unconstitutional burden on voters while the virus remains in circulation,” The Tribune reports.

“The case is the latest addition to a long roster of lawsuits filed against the state and election officials — including challenges to eligibility for absentee voting and the actual mechanics of absentee voting — that will have to move quickly through the courts ahead of what’s expected to be an extended early voting period for the November general election,” the Tribune reports.

Read the entire piece here.