Texas Republican attempt to suppress vote flops in court

by | Oct 22, 2020 | Policy, Voting

The Texas Supreme Court on Thursday ruled against a series of lawsuits by the Texas and Harris County Republican Party attempting to stop curbside voting.

The court did not issue a detailed opinion as to why. 

The decision is being hailed as a victory by Democrats who feared the court may have sided with the plaintiffs; earlier this month, the Texas Supreme Court ruled in favor of a lawsuit preventing Harris County from sending out more than 2 million mail ballot applications. 

“Today is a win by Texas voters for Texas voters,” Texas Democratic Party Chair Gilberto Hinojosa said in a statement reacting to the ruling. “Texans will crawl through broken glass to have their voices heard in this election. It was ludicrous in the first place that Republicans don’t want Texans to vote and keep on pushing frivolous lawsuits to disenfranchise Texas voters.”

Photo: SUZANNE CORDEIRO/AFP via Getty Images

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Fernando covers Texas politics and government at the Texas Signal. Before joining the Signal, Fernando spent two years at the Houston Chronicle and previously interned at Houston’s NPR station News 88.7. He is a graduate of the University of Houston, Jack J. Valenti School of Communication, and enjoys reading, highlighting things, and arguing on social media. You can follow him on Twitter at @fernramirez93 or email at fernando@texassignal.com

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