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Civil rights group tallies significant Texas voting problems

At least 278,000 Texas voters were impeded by election administration problems last fall, the Texas Civil Rights Project claims.

The group's study, unveiled Tuesday, was "based on public election information and data from the largest non-partisan election-protection effort in the state" the San Antonio Current reported. Among the problems documented were late poll openings, long lines, lack of polling places on college campuses, voting machine malfunctions, voter intimidation and noncompliance with the National Voter Registration Act.

The number of voters affected, the study noted, was greater than the margin separating the candidates in the state's marquee election, GOP Sen. Ted Cruz's re-election over Democrat Beto O'Rourke.

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