Texas Supreme Court takes another look at mail-in voting

AUSTIN, Texas — The Texas Supreme Court, which has already turned aside one effort to expand mail-in voting during the pandemic, heard arguments Wednesday over Harris County’s plan to send absentee voting applications to all registered voters in the county.A lawyer for Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, who has taken a hard line against attempts to expand voting by mail, told the court that Harris County Clerk Chris Hollins does not have the legal authority to send unsolicited applications en masse.The vast majority of those voters are not eligible to vote by mail, and receiving an official in…

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