5/27 - The Texas Supreme Court ruled that lack of immunity to COVID-19 does not constitute a disability under the Texas Election Code and thus does not qualify as a statutory reason for an application to vote by mail. While SCOTX did deny AG Paxton's request for a writ of mandamus against county election administrators, this almost certainly means an end to expanded vote by mail under existing law as a result of the pandemic.
5/19 - A Federal judge ruled that all Texans are eligible to vote by mail. Decision appealed by Texas GOP & lawsuits in the Texas State Supreme Court are still pending. We will provide new information as it comes.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton would disenfranchise thousands of Texans by ordering County Clerks to refuse to send ballots to voters that apply for a vote by mail ballot due to disability. I wrote an amicus brief, urging the Supreme Court of Texas to reject Paxton's request and protect the right to vote. Read it below: