Facing Lawsuit, McKinney Council Scraps Rules That Created Special Areas for Electioneering

McKINNEY — Facing a lawsuit that the city's electioneering ordinance is unconstitutional, McKinney City Council members voted 5-0 Tuesday to strike a controversial rule that established special areas for election canvassing.Council members Chuck Branch and Tracy Rath abstained.Mayor George Fuller said that he stands behind the original ordinance and the reasons for drafting it but that with runoffs in the Texas primaries just weeks away, the pending litigation had become a "distraction.""It's a complex issue, but we will look at it again. We will discuss it again," Fuller said before the meeting, saying he planned to revive the matter after the runoffs in response to strong sentiment from residents that it should be revisited.  Continue reading...

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