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Texas court freezes plan to send 2M mail ballot applications

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Posted at 6:18 PM, Sep 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-02 19:18:22-04

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Texas Supreme Court has stopped, for now, a plan to send more than 2 million mail-in ballot applications to registered Houston-area voters before the November election.

The ruling Wednesday comes after GOP activists sued Harris County elections officials over a plan to send a mail ballot application to every registered voter in the state's most populous county, regardless of whether they’re eligible by law to vote by mail.

Texas generally limits mail-in voting to citizens with disabilities or those 65 or older.