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The Battle Over Drive-Through Voting In Harris County (Oct. 29, 2020)

On Thursday’s show: The latest attempt to challenge drive-through voting in Harris County, inside the Pearland mayoral race, putting off medical care because of the pandemic, and this year’s all-virtual Houston Fringe Festival.

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On Thursday’s show: A week after the Texas Supreme Court rejected a challenge to Harris County's drive-through voting lanes, a new petition is asking the court to reject any votes already cast that way (more than 100,000 of them, in fact). News 88.7's Elizabeth Trovall fills us in on this latest petition. Then we talk with News 88.7's Andrew Schneider about a recent study which shows it's harder to vote in Texas than anywhere else in the country.

Also this hour: We find out what the Pearland mayoral race can tell us about national politics these days.

Then, how many Texans are putting off visiting the doctor because of the pandemic?

And we hear what’s planned for this year’s all-virtual Houston Fringe Festival.

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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