The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected a request by Texas Democrats to force the state to send mail-in ballots to all registered voters because of COVID-19. Texas Dems wanted the high court to reinstate a district court judge's order that would expand mail-in ballots to anyone who wants one, based on the notion that fear of getting COVID-19 should qualify as a disability.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton released the following statement following the ruling: “I applaud the Supreme Court for following the law and refusing to order mail-in balloting that the Texas Legislature has forbidden. Universal mail-in ballots, which are notoriously vulnerable to fraud, would only lead to greater election fraud and disenfranchise lawful voters. State election officials have many options available to safely and securely hold elections without risking widespread fraud. My office will continue to fight for safe, free and fair elections.”