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Federal appeals court rejects Texas Democrats’ effort to expand voting by mail

The Texas Democratic Party had challenged the state's age restrictions on voting by mail, arguing they violated the 26th Amendment's protections against voting restrictions that discriminate based on age.

Texas runoff elections show stress of coronavirus pandemic on state’s voting systems

Disabled and older voters have encountered the most problems navigating mail-in balloting as they try to avoid going to polling places. In-person voting has been generally smooth so far in the low-turnout runoffs.

U.S. Supreme Court declines Texas Democrats’ request to allow all Texans to vote by mail

The high court declined to immediately reinstate a federal judge's order that would have allowed all Texans to request absentee ballots if they fear catching COVID-19 at crowded polling places.

Texas Democrats ask U.S. Supreme Court to weigh in on voting by mail

The Democrats are asking the Supreme Court to let stand a lower court's sweeping ruling that would allow all Texas voters to qualify for mail ballots.

Federal appeals court extends block on voting-by-mail expansion in Texas

The appellate panel extended a temporary order it had issued earlier halting a federal judge's order expanding voting by mail during the coronavirus pandemic.