National Faith Leader Decries Voting Delays, Lines on Super Tuesday in Texas

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March 4, 2020

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National Faith Leader Decries Voting Delays, Lines on Super Tuesday in Texas

Washington, D.C. -- Texas was plagued with long lines in the democratic primary on Super Tuesday. Voters in crowded precincts in predominantly black and brown communities reported waiting two to three hours to cast their ballot. 

Rev. Jennifer Butler, CEO, Faith in Public Life:

"Voting is a sacred right and a cornerstone of democracy. Making it difficult for people to vote is part of a set of immoral tactics of voter suppression that weaken our society and violate trust. This Super Tuesday was a test run for our election in November and revealed critical gaps. As a nation, we have been given the chance to repent of our racist history of voter suppression and respect everyone’s rights. Our spiritual ancestors in the Civil Rights Movement fought for the Voting Rights Act. We must honor their sacrifices today."

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