Trump claims 'Big win' after Texas court rules lack of coronavirus immunity not valid for mail-in ballot

Written by Foxnews | Source: Foxnews | May 28, 2020 01:15 AM

The Texas Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that a lack of immunity to the coronavirus does not qualify as a disability under state law for requesting a mail-in ballot.

The all Republican-court agreed with Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, who had filed a petition to order local officials to follow state laws regarding mail-in ballots after a Court of Appeals ruled to allow anyone in Travis County to request a ballot, according to FOX 7 in Austin.

President Trump, who has repeatedly claimed that mail-in voting is associated with widespread voter fraud, tweeted after the ruling.

“Big win in Texas on the dangerous Mail In Voting Scam!” the president wrote.

The ruling was a loss for the Texas Democratic Party and voter rights groups, which had sought expanding mail-in voting during the pandemic.

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