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Texas justices block plan to allow mail vote for virus fears

Seattle Times Saturday, 16 May 2020 ()
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Texas Supreme Court on Friday blocked a lower-court order that had allowed residents to vote by mail if they cite concerns about catching the coronavirus at polling places. Republican state Attorney General Ken Paxton petitioned the court for the stay after an appeals court upheld a lower-court ruling last month […]
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News video: Texas AG: Fear Of COVID-19 Does Not Qualify Residents For Mail-In Ballots

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As the pandemic continues, Attorney General Ken Paxton is urging the Supreme Court of Texas to order local election officials to follow laws concerning mail-in ballots. Katie Johnston reports.

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