According to the study, Dallas County had the most poll location closures, 74. The county has a population that is 41% Latino and 22% percent African American, according to the study. Travis County, Harris County, Brazoria County, and Nueces County — all locations with high levels of people who identify as minorities — rounded out the top of the list of locations where polling locations were cut by officials. It wasn't just Texas. Arizona and Georgia also closed hundreds of polling locations.
"There's a small percentage of those closures that actually may be a good thing, but by and large it's basically just voter suppression," Anthony Gutierrez, executive director of Common Cause Texas, who called the incident an example of "systemic voter suppression," said. "Poll sites in Black and brown communities that should have been kept open but have been closed."