Dear Governor Abbott,
We are civil rights organizations that work directly with voters across this state and advocate for a free and fair democracy in Texas. We write regarding the recent admission by the United States Postal Service (“Postal Service”) that it cannot guarantee delivery of voters’ mail-in ballots within the timeframe mandated under Texas state law. We request that you immediately exercise your emergency powers during the continuing coronavirus pandemic to take the steps outlined below, in order to ensure that every Texas voter who complies with the requirements for voting by mail will have their ballot accepted and counted by election officials this November.
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