Judge signals easing Texas mail-in voting rules amid virus
April 15, 2020
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A judge Wednesday moved toward lifting Texas' restrictions on voting by mail, which President Donald Trump has taken a hard line against even as states controlled by Republicans make it more widely available during the coronavirus pandemic.
Texas has not been one of them. But state District Judge Tim Sulak of Austin said he was inclined to side with Democrats who sued to at least temporarily expand access to mail-in voting in Texas, which under normal circumstances is generally limited by law to those 65 or older or those with a "sickness or physical condition" that...