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Texas court: Virus fear alone not enough for mail balloting

By PAUL J. WEBER and JAKE BLEIBERG Associated Press
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas officials fighting to block widespread mail-in voting during the pandemic are claiming victory after a court ruling. The Texas Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that a lack of immunity to the coronavirus doesn’t qualify someone to cast a ballot by mail. Texas generally limits mail balloting only to voters who are over 65 years old or have a disability.The fight in Texas is just one of several court battles across the country over efforts, mainly by Democrats, to expand access to mail-in ballots amid the pandemic. President Donald Trump has railed against mail balloting in recent weeks, claiming without evidence that it leads to “total election fraud.”


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