Supreme Court doesn't wade into Texas mail-in voting battle
June 26, 2020
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday rejected a request by Texas Democrats to allow all of the state's 16 million registered voters to vote by mail during the coronavirus pandemic.
The denial is not the end of the ongoing battle over mail-in voting in Texas, but it remains a loss for Democrats who made the emergency ruling request while the original case is tied up at the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
Justice Sonia Sotomayor urged the lower court to consider the case "well in advance of the November election." Voting by mail in Texas is generally limited to those 65...