This Week in Austin: October 7, 2020
Voting in Texas – What to Know This Week
Two separate lawsuits have been filed against Gov. Greg Abbott in the past week by the Texas and National Leagues of United Latin American Citizens, the League of Women’s Voters of Texas, and the Texas Alliance for Retired Americans to challenge the Governor’s executive order issued last week to allow only one mail-in ballot drop-off location per county.
Additionally, some GOP leaders and activists have asked the Texas Supreme Court to overturn Gov. Abbott’s order to extend early voting in Texas for the November 3rd election.
For now, early voting is still set to begin on October 13th, and each county is allowed one drop-off location for mail-in ballots, pending a ruling by the Texas Supreme Court.
Texas Attorney General Investigation
Texas Attorney General, Ken Paxton, has announced that he will not resign as AG following the recent allegations of bribery and abuse of power. Seven of Paxton’s top aides have alleged that Paxton is violating federal and state law and are asking for a federal investigation.
Here’s the ACL Fest 2020 (Virtual) Lineup This Weekend!
For years the Austin City Limits Music Festival has taken place rain or shine. However, in lieu of this year’s festival, there will be a free 3-night broadcast, starting this Friday at 7 pm CT exclusively live on YouTube.
NASCAR is Coming to Austin!
The inaugural running of the NASCAR Cup Series will take place on May 23, 2021, at the Circuit of the Americas racetrack venue in Austin. “Everything is bigger in Texas, including our passion for NASCAR, and NASCAR will be even bigger and better in Texas in 2021 with the addition of this race in Austin,” said Texas Governor Greg Abbott.