A Texas federal judge ruled all voters afraid of catching the coronavirus can request absentee mail-in ballots.
District Judge Fred Biery ruled that the “disability” provision in the state’s vote-by-mail election code applies to all registered voters who lack immunity from COVID-19. The Texas Supreme Court issued a decision halting Cameron County and four other counties from issuing mail-in ballots.
The new federal ruling will supersede last week’s supreme court decision.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has already filed an appeal to this ruling.