Texas is a ‘voter suppression’ state and one of the hardest places to vote. Will it help Trump win?

Despite the pandemic officials have placed tight restrictions on voting by mail, while students and minority groups face particular hurdles

Cynthia Riley realized some voters might not wear face masks when she staffed Texas’s primary runoff elections in July. But she hadn’t predicted that her fellow election clerks and one of the judges in Plano, Texas, would refuse to don basic protective gear at the start of a 14-hour shift sitting shoulder-to-shoulder.

“I don’t have to wear a mask, and I’m not going to,” she remembers the Republican judge snapping at her.

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