Texas Supreme Court temporarily blocks Harris County from sending mail-in ballot applications to all voters
The Texas Supreme Court has temporarily blocked Harris County from sending mail-in ballot applications to all its voters for the November election.
The decision Wednesday came in response to a lawsuit filed days ago by Republicans in the state’s largest county. Attorney General Ken Paxton has since launched his own legal challenge to the plan.
Harris County Clerk Chris Hollins announced last month that the county would send applications to its more than 2.4 million registered voters, an effort to make it easier to participate in the election during the coronavirus pandemic. After being sued by Paxton, Hollins said he would only send applications to voters 65 and older, who are eligible to
vote by mail under state law, pending the litigation. A spokesperson said Wednesday that those plans haven't changed.
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