Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton asked the court to step in Wednesday, arguing that election officials are “misapplying” the state’s “disability” requirement for absentee mail-in voting amid the pandemic.
Paxton, a Republican, filed a petition for Dallas, Cameron, El Paso, Harris and Travis counties.
The court will hear the case on May 20.
The next election date in Texas is July 14 for a primary runoff election. The last day to apply for a mail-in ballot is July 2.
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