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Texas Ordered by Judge to Allow All Votes by Mail, ACLU Says

  • The decision sets up a fight with Texas Republicans and Trump
  • Republicans believe they are disadvantaged by mail-in voting
A "Voting Here" sign is displayed outside of the Trinity Lutheran Church Downtown polling station in Houston, Texas, U.S., on Tuesday, March 3, 2020. 
Photographer: Sharon Steinmann/Bloomberg
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Texas must let any registered voter afraid of catching the coronavirus vote by mail in upcoming elections, a state court in Austin ordered Tuesday, according to the American Civil Liberties Union.

The bench ruling by Travis County District Judge Tim Sulak came hours after Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, a Republican, stated that voters without physical conditions or illnesses that prevent their voting at the polls will be denied mail-in ballots.