Texas GOP Challenges Curbside, Drive-Thru Voting in Lawsuit

Texas GOP Challenges Curbside, Drive-Thru Voting in Lawsuit


The Texas GOP filed a lawsuit Monday night against Harris County for allowing more voting options during the coronavirus pandemic.

The lawsuit, filed in a Texas appeals court in Houston hours before early voting began in the state, argued that Harris County had violated state election codes by allowing drive-thru and curbside voting.

“This illegal policy, which is grounded on the dubious notion that a lack of immunity from COVID-19 justifies a wholesale repudiation of the Texas Election Code, has already been expressly rejected by the Texas Supreme Court,” the suit reads.

The lawsuit seeks to ban drive-in voting and limit curbside voting to those who have sent sworn applications proving they qualify for it.

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State election law has allowed Texans with medical conditions to vote curbside, where a poll worker brings a ballot outside to the voter, who remains seated in their car.

Harris County opened on Tuesday ten

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