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Special to The News-Courier—
AUSTIN—A state judge ruled last week that any Texas voter who fears contracting COVID-19 at the polls should be allowed to mail in their ballots instead.
State District Judge Tim Sulak in Travis County ordered a temporary injunction that essentially applies the disability clause in the state’s election code to all registered voters in Texas, qualifying them for by-mail voting.
The ruling came after the Texas Democratic Party and voting rights advocates filed a lawsuit seeking to open up the state’s vote-by-mail program, something state leaders have so far refused to do.
Attorney General Ken Paxton is expected to appeal the decision.