Appeals Court Denies Texas Democrats Bid to Expand Mail-In Voting

A federal appeals court has denied Texas Democrats' effort to expand mail-in voting in the state amid the pandemic. The Texas Democrats brought the lawsuit against the state's Republican leadership, arguing that Texas' law that restricted no-excuse mail-in voting for any person ages at least 65 violated the 26th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution that afford protections against voting rules that discriminate based on age. Under the Texas Election Code, absentee voting is limited to voters who are aged 65 and over, disabled, absent from the country, or confined in jail, but are eligible to vote. The Texas Democrats argued that the laRead More From Source

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