On Monday, the Supreme Court ruled for the state of Texas and against the Texas Democratic Party, as they decided to leave in place a lower court ruling that rejected Democrats’ attempts to let all eligible voters in Texas vote by mail.
The Supreme Court rejected a Democratic bid to force universal vote-by-mail in Texas, leaving intact a state law.
We won’t compromise election integrity in Texas with voting schemes that are subject to fraud.
We will protect elections in Texas. https://t.co/fGKA0cYWjM
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) January 13, 2021
As Reuters explained, “Texas state law makes mail-in ballots available only for people age 65 and older or for voters who meet specific disability guidelines. The state Democratic Party and some voters sued the Republican-governed state, arguing that by treating voters differently by age, the Texas law violated the U.S. Constitution’s 26th Amendment guarantee of the right to vote for American citizens age 18 and above.”