It appears that Democrats — for the moment — have swung Georgia in their favor after election officials ruled that President-elect Joe Biden won the Peach State, in addition to the recent Senate wins by liberal candidates.
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But they’re not taking Texas.
The Supreme Court just made a major step in preserving Republican control in the Lone Star State.
The justices on the highest court in the land struck down a Democratic charge to force mail-in voting on all Texas residents.
Gov. Greg Abbott shared the good news on Twitter:
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
“We will protect elections in Texas,” he wrote.
According to Texas law, only residents more than the age of 65 are eligible to vote by mail.
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Democrats had tried to change the rule by sueing the Republican state, arguing that it was in violation of the U.S. Constitution’s 26th Amendment — or in other words, a voter “shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of age.”
The Supreme Court decision affirms a previous lower court ruling in Texas, which also ruled that the existing voter law in Texas was not a deterrent from residents of the state voting. Voting by mail has of course become a contentious, hyper partisan topic amid the pandemic, which launched a nasty political fight over claims of voter fraud.
The Horn editorial team