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Old 04-17-2020, 08:18 PM
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Texas voters may be able to vote by mail

Texas judge rules all registered voters can vote by mail if they fear catching coronavirus

District Judge Tim Sulak, in a ruling filed Friday in Travis County, issued a temporary injunction that eases the definition of "disability" in Texas' vote-by-mail provision, making it apply to all registered voters who fear for their health in casting ballots in person for the state's upcoming elections.
Sulak acknowledged during a court hearing on Wednesday that he expects an appeal from the state attorney's office, which has issued guidance that fear of Covid-19 does not qualify as a disability.

"Moreover the evidence shows that voters and these Plaintiffs ... are reasonable that voting in person while the virus that causes Covid-19 is still in general circulation presents a likelihood of injuring their health, and any voters without established immunity meet the plain language definition of disability thereby entitling them to a mailed ballot," the order read.
I don't know what the odds are of this ruling standing, but here's hoping.


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