AUSTIN (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — A federal judge has ordered Texas to allow any of the state’s 16 million voters to cast a ballot by mail over fears of the coronavirus.
The ruling Tuesday paves the way for what would be one of the most dramatic expansions of mail-in voting in the country.READ MORE: Officials: 2 Missing Texas Kids Found Alive After Being Kidnapped By Registered Sex Offender
But it’s almost certain to be appealed by Republican Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, who says fear of catching the virus doesn’t meet the standard to vote by mail.
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“The district court’s opinion ignores the evidence and disregards well-established law. We will seek immediate review by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.”
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