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The Hill: Free speech rights don’t stop at the voting booth

November 04, 2019 I By ERIN WILCOX

Voters across the country know tomorrow is Election Day. But what they probably don’t know is that when they go to vote, they’ll be subject to stringent restrictions on their freedom of speech from the moment they arrive at their polling place. Free speech may be one of our nation’s bedrock civil liberties under the First Amendment, but some states appear to have decided it has no place in the voting booth.

Texas is a case in point. The Lone Star State’s restrictions on polling place speech are particularly stringent — and likely unconstitutional.

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