TEXAS MAIL-IN VOTING
What’s the controversy over mail-in voting in Texas during coronavirus pandemic? KSAT Explains
A battle is brewing in Texas over how elections should be done during a pandemic. What’s safe and what’s the risk for people, not only when it comes to your health, but to your vote. We answered some of the biggest questions about mail-in voting in the newest episode of KSAT Explains.
KSAT Explainer: Legal twists and turns in battle over mail-in voting in Texas
That same day, the Texas Democratic Party filed a lawsuit in Travis County District Court in an effort to expand who qualifies for mail-in voting in Texas. Under current Texas Election Code, anyone can apply to vote by mail, but applicants have to list a reason. Paxton and other critics have cited concerns about voter fraud being a primary factor to not allow an expansion of mail-in voting in Texas. On May 14, a state appeals court upheld Sulaks temporary order to expand mail-in voting, but Paxton asked the Texas Supreme Court to intervene. This weeks episode of KSAT Explains will focus on the battle brewing across Texas over the proposed expansion of mail-in voting.