Texas Democratic Party v. Abbott: United States District Court for the Western District of Texas - Complaint

Court Level
District Court

On May 11, 2020, filed a complaint in federal court on behalf of the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) and its Texas chapter (Texas LULAC) challenging the State of Texas’s restrictions on who can apply for and cast absentee ballots in light of the coronavirus pandemic. The Complaint alleges that Texas’s absentee ballot scheme unduly burdens Texans’ fundamental right to vote, has a disparate impact on Texas’s Latino population in violation of Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act, and discriminates on the basis of age in violation of the Twenty-Sixth Amendment.