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Democrats, Republicans Warm Up to Social Distancing

Comal County Republicans say they are focused on preparing for upcoming conventions and urge voters to stay connected digitally meanwhile.

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The Texas Democratic Party filed a federal lawsuit on Tuesday, arguing Texans should have the benefit of mail-in ballots to stay safe during the July primary runoffs.

Closer to home in Comal County, Democrats are using a different form of social-distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Party Chair Gloria Meehan said Democratic volunteers are busy with a 10K Thank You Challenge, calling everyone who voted Democrat in the last election to thank them for their efforts.

“It’s a way for us to stay safe and stay engaged and stay connected because there’s going to be a future and we have to be prepared,” she said. “We’re letting them know that Democrats are here and we’re going to elect more Democrats in November.”

Serving under her leadership are 15 of the 19 precinct chairs and hundreds of volunteers.

Not included in her tally are members of the Democrats of Comal County and the Democratic Women of Comal County, which partner with the Comal Democratic Party but focus more on event/community activity planning, speaker forums, providing volunteers, and fundraising under federal election laws.

Republicans Take a Break

Sue Piner, Comal County Republican chair, said she is focused on planning the county’s Republican convention on June 6 and preparing for the state convention in July.

Voter-information activities are planned and will be announced once COVID-19 restrictions are lifted.

“In the meantime, we stay connected by Facebook, Nextdoor, email, text, Zoom and other digital methods,” she said. “Stay safe and healthy.”

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